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Pharmacy World and Science

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 38–42 | Cite as

The ICPC coding system in pharmacy: developing a subset. ICPC‐Ph.

  • J.W.F. van Mil
  • R. Brenninkmeijer
  • Th.F.J. Tromp
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Abstract

The ICPC system is a coding system developed for general medical practice, to be able to code the GP‐patient encounters and other actions. Some of the codes can be easily used by community pharmacists to code complaints and diseases in pharmaceutical care practice. We developed a subset of the ICPC codes for community pharmacists. This article describes the method used and the resulting ICPC‐Ph list.

Coding diseases ICPC ICPC-Ph Pharmaceutical Care Pharmacy Practice Pharmacy 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • J.W.F. van Mil
    • 1
  • R. Brenninkmeijer
    • 1
  • Th.F.J. Tromp
    • 1
  1. 1.Working Group Social Pharmacy and PharmacoepidemiologyRijksuniversiteit GroningenAW GroningenThe Netherlands

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