NOMESCO Classification of Surgical Procedures (NCSP), version 1.14
The Nordic Medico-Statistical Committee (NOMESCO) published the first printed edition of the NOMESCO Classification of Surgical Procedures (NCSP) in 1996. Denmark introduced a Danish version of NSCP (NCSP-D) the same year. In 1997, Finland and Sweden introduced national versions (NCSP-F and NCSP-S respectively), whereas Iceland implemented the Nordic (English-language) version of NCSP (NCSP-E). In 1999, Norway adopted a Norwegian version of NCSP (NCSP-N). Thus all five Nordic countries have used NCSP since 1999. A procedure for annual updating of NCSP has been established. The responsibility for updating the classification lies with the Nordic Centre for Classifications in Health Care, in Oslo, Norway. The Centre maintains an electronic discussion group for suggested changes and a Reference group for Nordic classification matters which makes formal recommendations as to changes in the classification. The final decisions are taken by the Board of the Nordic Centre. Information on the NCSP update routine can be found in the section on Structure and classification guidelines. The Nordic version of NCSP has been updated fourteen times. NCSP Version 1.14 is effective from January 1, 2010. NOMESCO and the Nordic Centre decided to make new printed copies of the Nordic version of NCSP available to interested parties on a print-on-demand basis. This version of NCSP 1.14 includes the original preface to the basic Nordic edition of NCSP as well as the guidelines on the structure and use of the classification. The body of the classification incorporates all fourteen updates made so far which have been fully integrated in the text.
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