Other Coding - NHS eClass
Derived from the NSV classification, can be used for analysis of medical and surgical items.
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Hierarchy similar to NSV
Heading level only, no item level codes or standardized descriptions
Codes difficult to find and use
Headings added or changed frequently, making it difficult to stay up to date, or know which version is being used
Cannot be applied uniformly or quality assured
Cannot be used to collaborate on procurement or share information other than at a very high level
It is not a foundation for moving forward to full coding.
Some headings are confusing as they are duplicated in other areas