Family doctors, therapists and pediatricians will use the International
Classification of Primary Care (ICPC-2) in their daily work. The relevant order
has been approved by the Ministry of Healthcare. Electronic records of medical
staff and the ability to encode each particular reason when patient consults
doctor is a significant step towards building a patient-oriented healthcare
The Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine approved the Order "On Certain
Issues of Using the Ukrainian-language Version of the International
Classification of Primary Care (ICPC-2-E)".
ICPC is the most commonly used classification in the primary care chain in
many countries around the world.
for Ukrainian doctors is a new system that allows them to concentrate on the needs
of patients, instead of conforming to the convenience of processing codes for
the formation of statistical data.
Nowadays significant part of their working time, primary care physicians
spend on paper and statistical work, which limits their time to satisfy the
needs of patients. The introduction of ICPC-2 with further simplification of
accounting and statistical forms is an important component of the systemic work
conducted by MOH to optimize the work of primary care physicians in order to
build a truly patient-oriented healthcare system.
The following steps by the Ministry of Healthcare to implement the ICPC-2
in 2018 include the launch of an online training simulator for physicians, the
distribution of educational materials and their integration into medical
education at the pre- and postgraduate levels, as well as regional trainings
The International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC) is the most widely
used international classification for systematically capturing and ordering
clinical information in primary care. It is developed and updated by the World
Organization of Family Doctors’ (WONCA) International Classification Committee
(WICC). The most recent version is ICPC-2 which was revised in 2015. Ease of
use, continuous improvement and reflecting the content of primary care has
turned ICPC-2 into an effective tool for collecting and analyzing data to
ensure both the clinical management of primary care and to encounter