The Large Scale Vocabulary Test (LSVT) was designed to evaluate how well the Metathesaurus plus planned additions to Meta covered the documentation needs of clinicians. Our consortium collected 10,538 clinical narratives from patient problem lists recorded at 65 Veterans Hospitals, internal medicine ambulatory care practices, diagnostic history and physical examination data elements from Iliad, and nursing shift notes and emergency transport patient records. The results showed 94% of submitted terms resulted in acceptable matches. 49% of submitted terms were judged to be synonymous with the match terms, 35% were judged to be more specific (usually due to modifiers), 2%, were less specific, and 6% had an associative relationship. In 8% of cases either no match was found by the LSVT interface or all proposed matches were rejected by the raters. The LSVT content was quite suitable for coding our narratives. Necessary improvements for an electronic record would include the ability to compose modifiers together with root concepts.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association|
|State||Published - 1997|
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