Terminology owner/maintenance organisation

Name, contact details, website

Center for Nursing Classification
College of Nursing
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

NOC is published by Elsevier. Citation for the current version:

Moorhead, S., M. Johnson, M. Maas, & E. Swanson. (Eds.). (2018). Nursing outcomes classification (NOC) (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Formal name of the code system

Nursing Outcomes Classification

Short name or abbreviation of the code system name

Technical identifier/s of the code system (OIDs, URNs etc)

OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.6.16

URL: https://nursing.uiowa.edu/cncce/nursing-outcomes-classification-overview

Scope/domain statement for the code system

(Official or from HTA)

NOC is a standardized classification of outcomes used to evaluate the outcomes of nursing interventions in all settings and with all patient populations. An outcome is “a measurable individual, family, or community state, behavior, or perception that is measured along a continuum and is responsive to nursing interventions (NOC 2018).”

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NOC is published and copyrighted by Elsevier, which provides the resources and the contacts to protect the copyright, produce the book, maintain the electronic version of the terminologies and market them.

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