An introduction to ICPC-2 (2004)

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See "An introduction to the international classification of primary care. Version 2". edited by Dr Graeme Miller (Australia).




Wonca international classification committee. World organization of family doctors. An introduction to the international classification of primary care. Version 2.

This document was prepared and edited by Dr Graeme Miller (Australia) from material written by many past and present members of the Wonca International Classification Committee.

Authorised by Professor Niels Bentzen, Chair, on behalf of the Wonca International Classification Committee. Version date: 26th April 2004

 

Introduction

The International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC), developed by the ICPC Working Party, broke new ground in the world of classification when it was published in 1987 by WONCA, the World Organisation of National Colleges, Academies, and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians, now known more briefly as the World Organisation of Family Doctors (Wonca). For the first time health care providers could classify, using a single classification, three important elements of the health care encounter; reasons for encounter (RFE), diagnoses or problems, and process of care.

 

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