OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures Version 4.5 (April 2009): Tabular List v. 1

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9780113228300: OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures Version 4.5 (April 2009): Tabular List v. 1

"The OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures Version 4.5" is to be used in the NHS from 1 April 2009. The Classification is an NHS Fundamental Information Standard developed and maintained by NHS Connecting for Health and used by health care providers and Strategic Health Authorities throughout the NHS. The OPCS-4 classification system is now reviewed annually. This latest version continues the enhancement of the OPCS-4 classification to reflect changes in clinical practice. The Classification supports various forms of data collection, such as Central Returns and Commissioning Data Sets, as well as other secondary uses of information essential to planning and improving patient care. The enhancements in "OPCS-4.5" continue to reflect changes to clinical care in recent years and enables clinicians, in collaboration with clinical coders, to better describe interventions and procedures. The ability to provide improved clinical information continues to ensure the classification meets the needs of the Government's reform of NHS funding - Payment by Results (PbR). This version has been completed in collaboration with the Department of Health and the Information Centre for health and social care. ISBN: 9780113228324 "OPCS Version 4.5, Volume I - Tabular List" supersedes "OPCS version 4.4, Volume I", ISBN: 9780113227778. This title features tabular list of three digit categories and tabular list of four digit categories. Tabular lists are comprised of anatomically based chapters, most of which related to the whole or part of a body system. Each chapter is designed alphabetically, e.g. Chapter A covers the nervous system and Chapter K the heart. The alphabetic character for each chapter forms the prefix of the 3- and 4- character codes within it. "OPCS-4.5" contains improvements to the content of both the Tabular List and Alphabetical Index. Among these improvements are: more procedures and interventions available in the Tabular List; a separate listing of High Cost Drugs provided by the High Cost Drugs Steering Group; and, a separate listing of common chemotherapy regimens used in the treatment of neoplasms provided by the Network Pharmacy Group.

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