Reliability of the draft diagnostic criteria for research of ICD-10 in comparison with ICD-10 and DSM-III-R Academic Article uri icon

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  • The reliability and ease of use of DSM-III-R and the clinical and research versions of ICD-10 were assessed by 5 psychiatrists working in pairs. They diagnosed 60 patients. All 3 systems showed similar and high interrater and intersystem agreement for major diagnostic categories but not for subcategories. A number of implications of these results are discussed.


  • Mellsop, GW
  • Thomas, CS
  • Ellis, Peter
  • Purdie, G
  • Crawshaw, J
  • Mendis, N

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  • October 1991