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Terminology and Classifications

National standards for recording and categorising information to support care delivery, statistical analysis, research and the reimbursement of health and care providers.

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    Clinical Classifications

    The OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures (OPCS-4) is a statistical classification of interventions and procedures undertaken in the NHS. These classifications are a mandatory requirement for the NHS Admitted Patient Care Commissioning Data Sets and have a vital role in UK secondary care reporting of episodes of care and reimbursement.

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    Read Codes

    Read Codes are a coded thesaurus of clinical terms. There are two versions: version 2 (v2) and version 3 (CTV3 or v3).

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    SNOMED CT

    SNOMED CT is a structured clinical vocabulary for use in an electronic health record. It is the most comprehensive and precise clinical health terminology product in the world.

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Last edited: 21 September 2020 4:17 pm