ICPC-3 International Classification of Primary Care
User Manual and Classification
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after December 15, 2021
This third edition of the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC-3) is indispensible for anyone wishing to use the international classification system for classification of morbidity data in a primary care setting. Distilling the many standards that are applied internationally in primary & community care and public health to offer a telescopic view, the classification has been completely rewritten to reflect the continued shift in the health paradigm of primary care and public health towards the person rather than the disease or provider. The content of ICPC-3 remains closely ‘linked’ to relevant related international classifications. The ICPC-3 also contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, specifically to Goal 3 and its target of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Basic principles, how the ICPC -3 is built. 3. The Primary Care Use case. 4. Description, Inclusion / Exclusion / Description / Cross-references. 5. Episodes of Care. 6. Standard for use of reason for encounter. 7. Standard for use of the health problem / diagnosis. 8. Standard for use of Functioning and Functioning Related. 9. Standard for use of Interventions / Processes of care. 10. Standard for use of Regional extensions and Extension codes. 11. Desk version, Update platform and updates, Translations, Policy on copyright and licensing of ICPC-3. 12. Tabular list of ICPC-3 classes. 13. Conversion from ICPC-3 to ICPC-2 and ICPC-1. Annex 1 Primary Care Functioning Scale (PCF). Index.
The World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA) is a not-for-profit organization and was founded in 1972 by member organizations in 18 countries. The Mission of WONCA is to improve the quality of life of the peoples of the world through defining and promoting its values, including respect for universal human rights and including gender equity, and by fostering high standards of care in general practice/family medicine.
Prepared by the ICPC-3 Consortium of WONCA, the World Organization of Family Doctors.
Edited by Kees van Boven and Huib Ten Napel.