Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic
The Alphabetical Index (Czech version) is an essential adjunct to the Volume 1, since it contains a great number of diagnostic terms that do not appear in Volume 1. The two volumes must therefore be used together. The terms included in a category of the Tabular List are not exhaustive; they serve as examples of the content of the category or as indicators of its extent and limits. The Index, on the other hand, is intended to include most of the diagnostic terms currently in use and even provides guidance for many imprecise and undesirable terms.