The purpose of this European pre-standard is to identify the concepts within the text of surgical procedure notes and to structure them to represent the concepts, their internal relations and concept systems. This pre-standard is meant to be used by organisations involved with the development or maintenance of classifications and coding systems for medical procedures. This standard can support the development of multipurpose coding systems of surgical procedures, suitable for the medical record and for other purposes.
99.60 Withdrawal effective
May 22, 2002