Table 4. Distribution of diagnoses by ICPC-2 groups in 11 074 GP consultations with 1932 patients with cancer during 1 year
Diagnosis 1Diagnosis 2Diagnosis 3
CODES n (%) n (%) n (%)
Cancer code:3653 (33)1212 (25)384 (21)
Other diagnoses by ICPC-2 code:
A (General and unspecified)814 (7)403 (8)182 (10)
B (Blood and/or immunity)126 (1)60 (1)32 (2)
D (Digestive)407 (4)194 (4)73 (4)
F (Eye)151 (1)46 (1)15 (0.8)
H (Ear)140 (1)50 (1)26 (1)
K (Cardiovascular)1440 (13)752 (16)296 (16)
L (Musculosceletal)1155 (10)512 (11)187 (10)
N (Neurological)168 (2)140 (3)55 (3)
P (Psychological)415 (4)264 (6)104 (6)
R (Respiratory)675 (6)240 (5)100 (5)
S (Skin)632 (6)188 (4)72 (4)
T (Endocrin and/or metabolic)509 (5)410 (9)198 (11)
U (Urological)379 (3)191 (4)72 (4)
W (Family planning)18 (0.2)8 (0.2)2 (0.1)
X (Female genital)69 (0.6)17 (0.4)14 (0.8)
Y (Male genital)124 (1)50 (1)29 (2)
Z (Social problems)10 (0.1)16 (0.3)2 (0.1)
Process codes5 (0.05)17 (0.4)14 (0.8)
Missing diagnoses184 (2)2 (0.08)
Total11 074 (100)4772 (100)1857 (100)
  • Diagnosis 1 = main diagnosis set by the GP. Diagnosis 2 = second diagnosis. Diagnosis 3 = third diagnosis. ICPC-2 = International Classification of Primary Care — Second Edition