Abstract No. 1215 (Workshop): PRESENTATION OF THE WCC AND ICPC MULTILINGUAL INTERNET SITE

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Jamoulle Marc, Roland Michel Family physicians, Scientific collaborators, Public health school, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
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Since 1972, the Wonca Classification Committee (WCC) has been elaborating research tools for general practice. ICPC, its most important project, is a disease classification system for family physicians, and it is available in more than 20 languages. The second edition, ICPC-2, will be published in 1998. The Committee, acting as a methodological research laboratory, has created or validated various other tools in the domain of outcome measurements as functional health status indicators or indices of severity. Following the publication of a Glossary, a real dictionary of general practice is currently being developed.
 Click on WONCA to know learn more about the World Organisation of Family Doctors.
 Here You shall discover more about the 25 years of research in methodology carried out by the Wonca Classification Committee.
 The WCC has had several meetings since his creation in Melbourne in 1972.
 It has developed and tested various research tools in the field of family practice.
 Its most important project is the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC).
 Have a look at the ICPC framework, and at the ICPC structure.
 If you wish to use tools created or endorsed by the WCC, read the document on WONCA copyrights.  You should also know how to get the ICPC or 16 of its translations in electronic format (TXT files)
 Look at the E-mail directory to see if there is a member of the WCC or of the CISP-Club in your area.
This site is a creation of the research group MF & SP Médecine de Famille et Soins Primaires Family Medicine and Primary Care hosted by the Ecole de Santé Publique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium