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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3 code 8512


  • Tabulation Category: N - Health and social work
  • Division: 85 - Health and social work
  • Group: 851 - Human health activities
  • Class: 8512 - Medical and dental practice activities

Explanatory note

This class includes consultation and treatment activities of general physicians and medical specialists including dentists. It involves activities of doctors of general medicine or medical specialists or surgeons in health institutions (including hospital out-patient clinics and departments of pre-paid groups of physicians) or private practice. Included are activities carried-out in clinics such as those attached to firms, schools, houses for the aged, labour organizations and fraternal organizations as well as in patients' homes. Patients are usually ambulatory and can be referred to specialists by general practitioners. Dental activities may be of general or specialized nature and can be carried out in a private practice or in out-patient clinics including clinics attached to firms, schools, etc., as well as in operating rooms.

Exclusions: In-patient hospital activities are classified in class 8511 (Hospital activities).
Para-medical activities such as those of midwives, nurses and physiotherapists are classified in class 8519 (Other human health activities).

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