ICPC-3 International Classification of Primary Care
User Manual and Classification
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
Foreword by Donald Li
List of Acronyms
2. Basic Principles: How the ICPC-3 Was Built
3. The Primary Care Use Case
4. Description, Inclusion, Exclusion, Coding Hint, Note, Index Terms and Cross References
5. Episodes of Care: A Central Concept in Primary Health Care
6. Standard for Use of Reason for Encounter
7. Standard for Use of Health Problems and Non- Disease- Related Care Episodes
8. Standard for Use of Functioning and Functioning Related
9. Standard for Use of Processes of Care (Interventions)
10. Standard for Use of Regional Extensions, Emergency Codes and Extension Codes
11. Desk Version, Update Platform and Updates, Licensing of ICPC-3, Translations
12. Tabular List of ICPC-3 Classes
13. Conversion from ICPC-3 to ICPC-2 and ICPC-1
Annex 1. Primary Care Functioning Scale (PCFS)
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.