Shifting the Health Paradigm in Primary Care and Public Health:

Person-Centeredness at the core of ICPC-3!

The leading principles are:

Relevant National Extensions on content within ICPC-3 to suit National Primary Care needs.

Covering every kind of contact in Primary and Community Care for all disciplines involved.

The rational for additions to ICPC-3 will still be: frequency and evidence based.

Familiar will be the simplicity of the new ICPC-3, no excessive subclasses like most classifications and clinical terminologies.

The content of ICPC-3 will be ‘linked’ to relevant classifications, such as ICD-10, ICD-11, ICF, ICHI, DSM-V, clinical terminologies such as Snomed-CT, but also to previous versions of ICPC-1 , ICPC2.7 and to the SDG’s (United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals).

Progress on ICPC-3 will be reported here as soon as this has been discussed and decided within the Consortium.

Present progress from the ICPC-3 Taskforce Face to Face meeting held on March 5 & 6, 2019:

In the meeting it was decided to:

  • accept three new InfoNotes on:
    • The general principles for the content of the ICPC-3,
    • Conventions for Country Extensions,
    • Typographic conventions for ICPC-3.
  • change the position of Helminthiases to Chapter A,
  • not to include risk factors, but context information will be required,
  • further discussion on Prevention,
  • have Top-Extensions on a Regional level: African, European and South-American. An Asian Extension can be added if so required. The Country Extension codes are recognizable within the Core ICPC-3.

ICPC-3 Content Model:

Working method:

To achieve the new content, the first step is the review of present content of the ICPC 2.7, from an International and National perspective.

International:

This work takes place within the Consortium Core-Group and the WICC Taskforce-A. The input from Taskforce-A is through membership of the ICPC-3 Consortium Taskforce. As a dedicated body represented within the Consortium by one of the Taskforce-members, the WICC members are reviewing all chapters of ICPC 2.7, based on a set of criteria. The result of the review is provided as proposals to and processed by the ICPC-3 Consortium Secretariat, in view of the criteria.

National:

The Country Members of the Taskforce are reviewing the ICPC 2.7 on content that is of relevance, and is not present, or cannot be registered as a separate entity for the Countries own needs.

All results of the reviews are processed within the ICPC-3 Comment site.

A view on the Comment Site: