NICE Taxonomy (subject encoding scheme)
The NICE taxonomy is a classification scheme providing a consistent language across NICE to support website navigation and the efficient search and retrieval of information. NICE uses it to classify all website content, including NICE guidance.
The taxonomy covers:
- illness and conditions
- public health topics
- treatments and procedures
- including drug treatments, diagnostic therapeutic and surgical procedures
- people and populations
- health specialities
It currently contains over 1700 terms, including synonyms. All terms are hierarchically arranged under 10 top level terms (5 of them are listed above). The taxonomy is multi-hierarchical, which means a term can appear in more than one place in the hierarchy.
The taxonomy is updated monthly:
This page was last updated: 13 September 2011