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Getting the foot out of the pelvis: modeling problems affecting use of SNOMED CT hierarchies in practical applications.

Authors
  • Rector, Alan L
  • Brandt, Sam
  • Schneider, Thomas
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
18
Issue
4
Pages
432–440
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2010-000045
PMID: 21515545
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The SNOMED CT hierarchies cannot be relied upon in their present state in our applications. However, systematic quality assurance and correction are possible and practical but require sound techniques analogous to software engineering and combined lexical and semantic techniques. Until this is done, anyone using SNOMED codes should exercise caution. Errors in the hierarchies, or attempts to compensate for them, are likely to compromise interoperability and meaningful use.

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