Matching Residential Aged Care Terms to SNOMED CT, ICNP2Beta, and CATCH

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Title Matching Residential Aged Care Terms to SNOMED CT, ICNP2Beta, and CATCH
Author PR, Scott; L, Jones; P, Saad; Conrick, Moya; J, Foster; M, Campbell
Publication Title ACCIC 2004
Editor Dr Moya Conrick PhD, Dr Jeffrey Soar Phd
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Brunswick East, Vic.
Publisher Health Informatics Society of Australia Ltd (HISA)
Abstract This paper provides a brief comparison of selected classifications and terminologies for a subset of items relevant to aged care. 70 terms and phrases of relevance to the Australian residential aged care sector, were sourced. These were matched to three terminologies and classifications by the authors using a five point rating scale. Inter-rater concordance for assigned rating was assessed for three author teams to SNOMED-CT. Results suggest that, allowing for some significant biases in the study, SNOMED CT has fair content coverage as a terminology with a 68% 'hit' rate. Three teams of two authors each concurred in their ratings in a 30% sample of terms for SNOMED CT. The terminology and classification CATCH has scored a 41% 'hit' rate for content coverage. The classification ICNP2Beta has scored a 36% 'hit' rate for content coverage. The study should be repeated with a tighter methodology, a larger term set sample from real free-text aged and community care records, and possibly a broader set of terminologies and classifications. Any conceptual gaps that have shown themselves in this introductory paper could be the focus for further study. An obvious example from this paper are Pastoral Care terms.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
ISBN 0975101323
Conference name ACCIC 2004
Location Brisbane Australia
Date From 2004-08-24
Date To 2004-08-25
Date Accessioned 2004-12-20
Date Available 2010-07-29T08:15:19Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Aged Care Nursing
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1a

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