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Table 1 Structure of SNIPS and the number of ICPC-2 Plus terms it classifies

From: The Surgical Nosology In Primary-care Settings (SNIPS): a simple bridging classification for the interface between primary and specialist care

Level 1 Level 2 L2 Code Level 3 L3 Code Terms
General/Vascular/Plastics (GVP) Hepatobiliary-Upper GI HBUG Upper GI UPRGI 81
    Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic HPBPA 31
    Small bowel/Appendix SBAPP 16
  Colorectal CREC Colon Neoplasia/Bleeding CLNCA 15
    Colonic Other COLON 49
    Perianal PANAL 22
  Hernia HERN Inguinal hernia HEING 4
    Ventral hernia HERVN 7
  Abdominal other ABDO Generalised Abdominal Pain ABDPN 18
    Anaemia & Lymphoid ANLYM 18
    Abdominal other 2 ABDOM 42
  Breast-Endocrine BREN Breast Lump/Cancer BRLMP 20
    Breast Other BREST 42
    Endocrine ENDOC 34
    Obesity OBESI 5
  Skin/Integument SKIN Skin Infection/Injury INFNJ 91
    Skin Lesions LSION 75
  Vascular VASC Arterial ARTRL 29
    Varicose Veins VEINS 9
    Venous thrombosis DEVET 8
Orthopaedics (ORT) Back BACK Back SPINE 122
  Shoulder SHLD Shoulder Arthritis/Pain SHART 20
    Shoulder Injury/Instability SHINJ 7
  Forearm, Wrist & Hand FWRH Forearm fracture FAFRC 11
    Forearm/Hand Other Injury FAINJ 15
    Forearm/Hand Non-Injury FAOTH 30
  Hip Arthritis HIPA Hip Arthritis HPART 8
  Knee KNEE Knee Arthritis/pain KNART 11
    Knee Injury/instability KNINJ 27
  Ankle & Foot ANKF Ankle Fracture ANFRC 7
    Ankle/Foot Other Injury ANINJ 13
    Ankle/Foot Non-Injury ANOTH 26
  Ortho Other ORTO Other Arthritis (Site NOS) OTART 22
    Other Fracture/Dislocation OTFRC 31
    Other Injury (Non-Frac/Disl) OTINJ 28
    Other Ortho Non-Injury OTOTH 92
Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) - ENT2 Ear/Mastoid Infective EARIN 34
    Ear/Mastoid Non-Infective EAROT 69
    Nose/Paranasal Sinuses NOSSI 26
    Tonsils/Adenoids TONSL 13
    Larynx/pharynx LARYP 19
    Oro-facio-maxillary FACMX 36
Urology (URL) - UROL Stones/upper tract obstruction STOUP 18
    Haematuria/Urothelial/renal tumours HMTCC 17
    Bladder dysfunction BLDYS 21
    Bladder outflow obstruction BOOBS 24
    Prostate cancer PRSCA 5
    Impotence & Penile IMPEN 25
    Testicle, Scrotum & Vas TSTIC 33
    Paediatric urology PAEDU 14
    Urinary Tract Infection URUTI 6
    Urology Other UROTH 42
Eye (EYE) - EYE2 Painful/red eye PNRED 17
    Visual Loss VSLOS 29
    Cataract CTRCT 4
    Glaucoma GLAUC 4
    Diabetes, systemic & retinal DBRET 10
    Muscle imbalance & squint SQINT 11
    Eye Trauma EYINJ 16
    Lid/conjunctival disorders LDCON 31
    Refraction REFRC 15
    Eye Other EYOTH 33
Gynaecology (GYN) Cancer/ Precancer CAPR Cervical Cancer/Precancer CERCA 24
    Other Gynae Neoplasia GYNCA 12
  Menstrual abn/ Pelvic pain MENS Menstrual Disorders MENST 27
    Pelvic Pain PELPN 22
  General Gynaecology GGYN Prolapse GYPRL 8
    Other General Gynae GYOTH 59
  Fertility FERT Infertility F INFRT 6
    Fertility Control F STRLN 11
Obstetrics (PRG) - PREG Antenatal Normal ANTEN 18
    Antenatal Abnormal ANTAB 49
    Delivery LABOR 16
    Postnatal PSTNT 13
Other Specialties (OTH) Neurosurgery NEUR Head Injury HDINJ 18
    Neurosurgery Other NEOTH 41
  Thoracic surgery THOR Thoracic THOTH 28
  Other Injury INJU Injury Multiple & NOS INJOT 11
  Other Non-Injury OTHE Other Non-injury OTHER 49