Coupling vocabularies and data structures: lessons from LOINC.

Using LOINC's data model for laboratory test result names as a starting point, an extended model is presented, coupled to a more complete vocabulary model. Justifications for this approach are obtained from a matching experiment that attempts to identify SNOMED terms that correspond to the various components of the LOINC names. Some limitations of LOINC's current vocabulary model, exposed during the matching process, are discussed.

Proceedings : a conference of the American Medical Informatics Association / ... AMIA Annual Fall Symposium. AMIA Fall Symposium. 1996 ;():90-4.

ISSN 1091-8280

Authors: R A Rocha, S M Huff

PMID 8947634, PMC2233073

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