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Classification of procedures in the domain of thoracic surgery: a study of relibility in coding
Linköping University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Medical Informatics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Medical Informatics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2001 (English)In: Journal of medical systems, ISSN 0148-5598, E-ISSN 1573-689X, Vol. 25, no 1, 47-61 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper relates a study of reliability of coding of surgical procedures in the domain of thoracic surgery. The reliability measured is inter-coder variability in form of agreement. Four classifications were used by four physicians on 100 patient cases. The classifications, having differing granularity and structure, were analyzed using a statistical method (kappa). These results are discussed and related to the differences between the classifications. One of the topics for discussion is how the granularity affects the degree of agreement, coupled to the usefulness of the classification. Also the concept of using formal methods for representing classifications is discussed, how this will affect how classifications are designed and used.

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2001. Vol. 25, no 1, 47-61 p.
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-29560DOI: 10.1023/A:1005636432502Local ID: 14934OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-29560DiVA: diva2:250376
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2013-02-25
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1. Methods and computer based tools for handling medical terminologies and classifications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Methods and computer based tools for handling medical terminologies and classifications
2000 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Classifications, terminology and terminology services are important in the field of medical informatics. They are needed when building applications such as Computer based Patient Record systems (CPRs). Even though many classifications, nomenclatures and terminology systems have been constructed to this end, e .g. ICD, MeSH and SNOMED, no single system has, so far, covered medicine in its entirety. Several of the aforementioned constructs have grown to the extent that manual maintenance can no longer cope, thus computer based tools are needed for this task.

The main objective of this thesis is to present some computer based terminology tools that have been constructed to facilitate part of the work of building sound terminologies and application systems. The usefulness of such terminologies, terminology tools as well as the importance of being able to integrate the terminology have been reviewed and are discussed. Moreover tools (from GALEN) for maintenance and developme nt of classilications are evaluated.

Two terminology tools are presented that aim to facilitate the access to and the use of terminology and terminology services. One tool is built on a proposal for a concept oriented Swedish national terminology data base model (Spriterm). The other tool is a dedicated client (KOMANTIS) to the GALEN terminology server (TeS) developed as a deliverable within the European GALEN project. It will facilitate the integration of terminologies between the information system and the knowledge base when building Decision Support Systems (DSS).

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Linköping: Linköpings universitet, 2000. 72 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 645
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-29445 (URN)14792 (Local ID)91-7219-815-X (ISBN)14792 (Archive number)14792 (OAI)
Public defence
2000-09-08, Elsa Brändströms sal, Universitetssjukhuset, Linköping, 09:15 (Swedish)
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2013-02-25

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