ICPC-2 classifies patient data and clinical activity in the domains of General/Family Practice 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
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 practice wherever applicable.
ICPC-2 is currently used in Belgium (in combination with ICD-10) by General Practitioners for codification purposes.
We only provide here a small extract for illustration purpose. More information is available, for instance, here.
The version of the table used is specified in the attribute 'SV' of the cd element. In this case, this version number is not the publication number of this site!
Context of use: item element or content element (cd)
|Code||Meaning (English)||Meaning (French)||Meaning (Dutch)||Meaning (German)||SNOMED-CT|
|-65||Encounter/problem initiated by other than patient/provider|
|-66||Referral to other primary health care provider|
|-67||Referral to specialist/hospital|
|-68||Other referral NEC|
|-69||Other reason for encounter NEC|
|A01||Pain general/multiple sites|
|A11||Chest pain NOS|
|A13||Concern about/fear of medical treatment|
<item> ... <cd S="ICPC" SV="2">A73</cd> ... </item> This means that the ITEM is related to the concept: Malaria