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Diagnosis Codes

CAM Solutions uses the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC) coding for our diagnosis code system.

The International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC) is a classification method for primary care encounter classification. It allows for the classification of the patient’s reason for encounter (RFE), the problems/diagnosis managed, primary care interventions, and the ordering of the data of the primary care session in an episode of care structure. It is being developed by the WONCA International Classification Committee (WICC), and was first published in 1987 by Oxford University Press (OUP), and a revision and inclusion of criteria and definitions, was published in 1998. (Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Classification_of_Primary_Care)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently updated this classification to the ICPC-2 listing, which we have incorporated into our Absolv software and diagnosis coding.

International Classification of Primary Care, Second edition (ICPC-2)

WHO has accepted ICPC-2 within the WHO FIC mainly as a reason for encounter classification, and users may use it as a classification for primary care or general practise wherever applicable.  ICPC-2 classifies patient data and clinical activity in the domains of General/Family Practise and primary care, taking into account the frequency distribution of problems seen in these domains. It allows classification of the patient’s reason for encounter (RFE), the problems/diagnosis managed, interventions, and the ordering of these data in an episode of care structure. (Ref: http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/adaptations/icpc2/en/index.html).


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