Reference Tables: ATC codes

ID:

CD-ATC

STATUS:

Published

VERSION:

DATE:

2010-08-06

DESCRIPTION:

The Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) Classification System is used for the classification of drugs. It is controlled by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology (WHOCC).

For more information see http://www.whocc.no/atc_ddd_index/

The terminal codifications used in Belgium are available on the FPS Health site. We only provide here a small extract for illustration purpose.

The version of the table used is specified in the attribute 'SV' of the cd element: this is an external table, please follow the versioning system proposed by the owner of the table !

Context of use: content element (cd)

Technical note

The file proposed on the FPS Health also allows you to map those ATC final codes on the corresponding CNK codes.

Code Meaning (English) SNOMED-CT
N02AB02 pethidine
N02BE01 paracetamol
<item>
   ...
   <content>
      <cd S="CD-ATC" SV="...">N02BE01</cd> 
   </content>
</item>
 
This identifies a 'paracetamol' substance.