Review of Clinical Coding - Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

20 Oct 2014 - 12:00am

Clinical coding is defined by the NHS Classifications Service as ‘the translation of medical terminology, as written by the consultant, to describe a patient’s complaint, problem, diagnosis, treatment or reason for seeking medical attention into a coded format which is nationally and internationally recognised’. 

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board recognises the importance of clinical coding and some of the associated processes are robust, but more needs to be done to address the wider factors affecting accuracy and timeliness.

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