Research Paper: Use of SNOMED CT to Represent Clinical Research Data: A Semantic Characterization of Data Items on Case Report Forms in Vasculitis Research

@article{Richesson2006ResearchPU,
  title={Research Paper: Use of SNOMED CT to Represent Clinical Research Data: A Semantic Characterization of Data Items on Case Report Forms in Vasculitis Research},
  author={Rachel L. Richesson and James E. Andrews and Jeffrey P. Krischer},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={
          536-46
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the coverage provided by SNOMED CT for clinical research concepts represented by the items on case report forms (CRFs), as well as the semantic nature of those concepts relevant to post-coordination methods. DESIGN Convenience samples from CRFs developed by rheumatologists conducting several longitudinal, observational studies of vasculitis were selected. A total of 17 CRFs were used as the basis of analysis for this study, from which a total set of 616 (unique) items… 

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