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OSICS - VERSION HISTORY


As usage has expanded, partly due to its free availability, OSICS has been revised many times over the past 14 years. A recent study found that OSICS-8 led to a fair degree of agreement between 3 coders (Rae K, Britt H, Orchard J, Finch C. Classifying sports medicine diagnoses: a comparison of the International classification of diseases 10-Australian modification (ICD-10-AM) and the Orchard sports injury classification system (OSICS-8). British Journal of Sports Medicine 2005;39:907-911). OSICS was considered superior to ICD-10-AM in this respect and was significantly faster to use when applied to sports medicine diagnoses.

OSICS was updated to version 6 in 1998, version 7 in 2000 and version 8 in 2002. In 2005, it was determined that, for some purposes, there were permanent inadequacies in a three character coding system. Therefore, a four character system was created in 2007. It was named OSICS version 10 as it was envisaged that there would still be a role for a three character system and that when OSICS-8 was updated it should be called OSICS-9. Minor updates which only change a few codes can be made, with versions progressing using a decimal point (for example, the most recent version is OSICS-10.1 which is only marginally different to OSICS-10).

Please make an acknowledgement of OSICS whenever you use this in a commercial project or scientific paper

CURRENT VERSION OSICS-10.1

OSICS-10.1 was released in 2010 and is a slightly updated version of OSICS-10. OSICS-10.1 is very similar to the original version 10 but contains a few minor modifications.

Like OSICS-10, OSICS-10.1 uses a 4 character system. OSICS 10.1, by virtue of a greater number of codes, is able to give more comprehensive diagnostic differentiation and hence greater diagnostic accuracy than a 3 digit system

Publications about OSICS-10.1:
OSICS-10.1 is presented in the paper: John Orchard, Katherine Rae, John Brooks, Martin Hägglund, Lluis Til, David Wales, Tim Wood. Revision, uptake and coding issues related to the open access Orchard Sports Injury Classification System (OSICS) versions 8, 9 and 10.1, Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine [in press]
PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF OSICS
OSICS-8

Publications about OSICS-8
Rae K, Britt H, Orchard J, Finch C. Classifying sports medicine diagnoses: a comparison of the International classification of diseases 10-Australian modification (ICD-10-AM) and the Orchard sports injury classification system (OSICS-8). British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2005;39:907-911. Click to view.
OSICS-9

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OSICS-9 was released in 2010 and is an updated version of OSICS-8. Like OSICS-8, it is a 3 character system. The three digit system still retains a potential advantage of having fewer choices for the user and therefore finding an applicable code from a shorter list may be easier.

Publications about OSICS-9:
OSICS-9 is presented in the paper: John Orchard, Katherine Rae, John Brooks, Martin Hägglund, Lluis Til, David Wales, Tim Wood. Revision, uptake and coding issues related to the open access Orchard Sports Injury Classification System (OSICS) versions 8, 9 and 10.1, Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine [in press]
OSICS 10

A recent major revision of OSICS-8, resulting in the development of a new 4 character OSICS-10, was made to improve OSICS inter-user agreement by making it easier to use and better able to cater for all possible diagnoses encountered in a sports medicine setting. OSICS-10 should provide far greater depth of coding for the benefit of those looking for greater diagnostic accuracy.

OSICS-10 is also structured to easily collapse down into parent classifications. For researchers wanting information collected under broader injury headings, particularly those not using fully computerised systems, the simplicity of the OSICS-8 system may still suffice. A map from OSICS-8 to the new OSICS-10 has also been prepared to make transitions easier for users of the old system.

Publications about OSICS 10:
Rae K, Orchard J.,The Orchard Sports Injury Classification System (OSICS) version 10. Clin J Sport Med. 2007 May;17(3):201-4.

Til L, Orchard J, Rae K. The Orchard Sports Injury Classification System (OSICS) version 10. APUNTS. Medicina De L'Esport 2008;159:109-12.