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Other Coding - NHS eClass

NHS eClass

Derived from the NSV classification, can be used for analysis of medical and surgical items.

Advantages
  • Free to download

  • Hierarchy similar to NSV

Disadvantages
  • 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

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