The International Classification of Primary Care in the European CommunityBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6921.144a (Published 08 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:144
- M Pringle
Behind the headline grabbing issues there are some developments which crucially influence our future professional lives but which seldom generate much general discussion. One such is coding.
Already it can be seen that early choices of coding have inhibited the development of some general practice computer systems. Further, electronic exchange of medical records and their aggregation and analysis will depend on the coding structure adopted.
To most workers in the British health service the coding choice has now been …