A new coding tool for computerised clinical systems in primary care--ICPC plus

Aust Fam Physician. 1997 Jul:26 Suppl 2:S79-82.


Standardised classifications are essential for reliable information management. The International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC) provides a recognised structure for classifying problems managed in general practice but lacks sufficient details for medical records. This paper describes an extended version of ICPC, based on the natural language of GPs in Australia, for use in computerised clinical systems.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Australia
  • Episode of Care
  • Family Practice*
  • Humans
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized / standards*
  • Terminology as Topic*