Classifying of health problems in primary medical care (1972 & 1974)

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Editorial of the JRCGP about the set up of the Committee, Melbourne , 1972 Launch of ICHPPC during the sixth World Conference on General Practice in November 1974




Editorials International Classification of Health Problems In Primary Care

Clusters of initial letters sometimes combine agreeably and can be comfortably expressed as a spoken word. Not so I.C.H.P.P.C., the initial letters of the International Classification of Health Problems in Primary Care which is described in the first of the new series of Occasional Papers to be published by this Journal. The fact,however, that the sequence of initials challenges expression may be no bad thing if it focuses attention on an important new advance in medical research.

Read the editorial in the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 1976, 26, 871-872


Classifying of health problems in primary medical care

Bent Guttorm Bentsen, Professor of Community Medicine, University of Trondheim, Norway

SUMMARY. In ordinary general practice, and in medical research, the problems encountered must be labelled. The characteristics and classification of the labels used are discussed in this paper. Some different classification systems are discussed including that of the Royal College of General Practitioners. The need for one international classification system is stressed. The World Organisation of National Colleges and Academies of General Practice (WONCA) has now approved an International Classification of Health Problems in Primary Care, which was accepted by all countries during the sixth World Conference on General Practice in November 1974

Read full text; Bentsen B. An international classification of the health problems of primary care. J R Coll Gen Pract Occas Pap 1976 déc;(1):1-41



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