Reference : The International Classification of Primary Care
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The International Classification of Primary Care
Soler, Jean karl [Wonca International Classification Committee member > Maltese College of General Practitioners > > >]
Jamoulle, Marc mailto [Wonca International Classification Committee member > > Université de Liège - ULiège > Doct. sc. médicales (Bologne) >]
Schattner, Peter [Wonca Informatics working party member > > > >]
The WORLD book of family medicine
Stichting WONCA Europe
European edition
[en] family medicine ; classification
[en] The WONCA International Classification Committee (WICC) was set up by the WONCA Council in Melbourne in 1972 on the occasion of the Fifth World Conference (1).
WONCA recognized the need for classifying and analysing data derived from clinical encounters with patients that was quite unique to family medicine. This would become increasingly important with the advent of electronic health records.
From an initial small group led by Henk Lamberts and Maurice Wood (°), a tool which would become the ICPC was progressively developed and in 1987, the three existing classification systems, the International Classification of Health Problems in Primary
Care (ICHPPC-2), ICPC-Process and Reason for Encounter - were merged into a single
one; the ICPC. ICPC-2 was published in 1998 by the WONCA International
Classification Committee, after several years of revision and cross-mapping with the
International Classification of Diseases (ICD) – 10 (2).
ICPC-2 is maintained by WICC and an updated version is edited on the site
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