Nomenclatures, classifications and case-mix: From patient description to abstraction

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Abstract

Detailed nomenclatures, clinical classifications, and diagnostic related groups lay along a common continuum of patient description, albeit at different levels of abstractions. The intellectual origins of classification, and present challenges of practical terminologies, and a unified potential future are outlined. Today's classifications should be created and published as rule-driven databases, defined from well-formed patient descriptions at a detailed, nomenclature level. Then, analogous to the DRG grouper process, we can realize administrative and resource efficiencies from the detailed encoding of patients, which will enable an era of evidence-based medicine and best-practice as the norm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCase Mix
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Views, Local Actions - Evolution in Twenty Countries
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1586032178, 9781586032173
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Federation for Medical Informatics Working Group 1 Conference, EFMI 2001 - Bruges, Belgium
Duration: Oct 10 2001Oct 14 2001

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume86
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherEuropean Federation for Medical Informatics Working Group 1 Conference, EFMI 2001
CountryBelgium
CityBruges
Period10/10/0110/14/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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