Pediatric Clinical Classification System for Use in Canada (PECCS-CA)

The PECCS-CA categorizes International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Canada (ICD-10-CA) diagnosis codes into clinically meaningful categories that includes pediatric specific conditions. PECCS-CA was derived from translating the original PECCS from the United States ICD-10 system to ICD-10-CA for use in Canada.

The PECCS-CA can be used for multiple purposes including to examine trends in healthcare services use and cost, rank healthcare use by conditions for research prioritization, and conduct outcomes research.

The PECCS-CA includes:

  • 782 mutually exclusive categories from categorizing 16,992 ICD-10-CA codes

  • Proposed clinical type (i.e., medical, surgical, or medical/surgical) for each condition category; the clinical type can be modified based on the user’s preference

  • Important pediatric specific conditions such as Acute bronchiolitis, Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, Kawasaki disease, etc.

  • External and residual codes

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Contacts:

Peter J Gill MSc DPhil MD FRCPC

Staff Paediatrician, Division of Paediatric Medicine

Assistant Professor, Dept of Paediatrics, Univ of Toronto

Associate Scientist, SickKids Research Institute

The Hospital for Sick Children

Phone: 416-813-8525

Email: peter.gill@sickkids.ca

Sanjay Mahant MD MSc FRCPC

Staff Paediatrician, Division of Paediatric Medicine

Professor, Dept of Paediatrics, Univ of Toronto

Associate Scientist, SickKids Research Institute

The Hospital for Sick Children

Phone: 416-813-5280

Email: sanjay.mahant@sickkids.ca