Applications: The International Classification of Diseases and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Question: Application: The International Classification of Diseases and the

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Patient data is used in a variety of contexts by health care providers and organizations. From the diagnosis and treatment of patients to the reimbursement of the health care services delivered as part of patient diagnosis and treatment, health information that has been classified and coded plays a vital role in the practice of health care.

To prepare for this Application Assignment, review the perspectives presented in this week’s Learning Resources on two of the longest-standing and most commonly used clinical classification systems, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

To complete this Application Assignment, write a 2- to 3-page paper that describes the respective history, purpose, and use of the ICD and the DSM systems.

As you detail the particulars of each publication, be sure to identify which organization has played a key role in its development and maintenance, what type of health information it was developed to represent, how the represented information is structured, and in what context the represented information is used.

Question Two

What are the basic coding constructs? What are the basic coding constructs?

Explain and give examples of Function Overloading.

All programming language utilise program constructs. In imperative languages they are used to control the order (flow) in which statements are executed (or not executed). There are a number of recognised basic programming constructs that can be classified as follows:
Sequences (First Floor)
Selection (Second Floor)
Repetition (Third Floor)
To which we can also add routine invocation (Fourth Floor). Note also that each of the above constructs are all also program statements in their own rig

Function Overloading:
In some programming languages, function overloading or method overloading is the ability to create multiple methods of the same name with different implementations. Calls to an overloaded function will run a specific implementation of that function appropriate to the context of the call, allowing one function call to perform different tasks depending on context.
For example, doTask() and doTask(object O) are overloaded methods. To call the latter, an object must be passed as a parameter, whereas the former does not require a parameter, and is called with an empty parameter field. A common error would be to assign a default value to the object in the second method, which would result in an ambiguous call error, as the compiler wouldn’t know which of the two methods to use.

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