Coping with changing controlled vocabularies.

@article{Cimino1994CopingWC,
  title={Coping with changing controlled vocabularies.},
  author={James J. Cimino and Paul D. Clayton},
  journal={Proceedings. Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care},
  year={1994},
  pages={
          135-9
        }
}
For the foreseeable future, controlled medical vocabularies will be in a constant state of development, expansion and refinement. Changes in controlled vocabularies must be reconciled with historical patient information which is coded using those vocabularies and stored in clinical databases. This paper explores the kinds of changes that can occur in controlled vocabularies, including adding terms (simple additions, refinements, redundancy and disambiguation), deleting terms, changing terms… CONTINUE READING

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