Representing second opinion requests from primary care within the Brazilian tele-health program: International classification of primary care, second edition

Melissa P. Resnick, Filipe Santana, Magdala De Araujo Novaes, Frank S. Shamenek, Lex Frieden, M. Sriram Iyengar

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Abstract

Standardization of second opinion question-answer pairs with a classification system can be used to facilitate data sharing and reuse. The Brazilian telehealth program faces the problem of representing biomedical knowledge from the primary care second opinion demands generated by rural health care teams. The objective is to determine if one of the medical classification systems has a superior ability to standardize Portuguese-language second opinion question-answer pairs. Data from 2,638 second opinions from 2010 were randomly reduced to a 264 question-answer pair data set. The semantic meaning of the question-answer pairs was manually assigned to an International Classification of Primary Care, Second edition (ICPC2) code. Eight question-answer pairs did not contain sufficient medical semantic meaning to allow for mapping to an ICPC2 code; 53 question-answer pairs did contain sufficient medical semantic meaning for mapping, however an appropriate ICPC2 code did not exist; and 203 question-answer pairs did contain sufficient medical semantic meaning for mapping to an ICPC2 code. A review of the literature indicates that there is no baseline to compare the 77% success rate against.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1190
Number of pages1
Edition1-2
ISBN (Print)9781614992882
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Aug 20 2013Aug 23 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Number1-2
Volume192
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period8/20/138/23/13

Keywords

  • Clinical coding
  • controlled vocabulary
  • telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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