Coding and Classification Schemes

  • Tim Benson
  • Grahame Grieve
Part of the Health Information Technology Standards book series (HITS)


This chapter describes a number of important coding and classification systems that have been and remain influential in healthcare. We briefly discuss the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), the Read Codes, SNOP and SNOMED, LOINC and the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS).


International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Diagnosis related groups (DRG) The Read codes Systematized Nomenclature of Pathology (SNOP) Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED) Logical observation identifiers names and codes (LOINC) Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Benson
    • 1
  • Grahame Grieve
    • 2
  1. 1.R-Outcomes LtdNewburyUK
  2. 2.Health Intersections Pty LtdMelbourneAustralia

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