International classification of primary care second edition icpc 2 purpose definition who has accepted icpc 2 within the who fic mainly as a reason for encounter classification and users may use it as a classification for primary care or general practice wherever applicable. The international classification of primary care icpc is internationally the most widely used tool for ordering clinical information in primary care and family medicine icpc is developed and updated by the wonca international classification committee wicc which consists of a group of practicing primary care doctors and academics. Recognizing the problem wonca designed the international classification of health problems in primary care ichppc however this was still seen as too closely related to the icd a new classification was needed that encompassed both the patients reason for encounter and the patients problem. The international classification of primary care icpc is a classification method for primary care encounters it allows for the classification of the patients reason for encounter rfe the problems diagnosis managed primary or general health care interventions and the ordering of the data of the primary care session in an episode of care structure
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