Mapping Local Codes to Read Codes

Press/Media: Research

Period21 Apr 2017

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  • TitleMapping Local Codes to Read Codes
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionThe Health Informatics Centre (HIC) at the University of Dundee hosts continuous biochemistry data from the clinical laboratories in Tayside and Fife dating back as far as 1987. However, the HIC-managed biochemistry dataset is coupled with incoherent sample types and unstandardised legacy local test codes, which increases the complexity of using the dataset for reasonable population health outcomes. The objective of this study was to map the legacy local test codes to the Scottish 5-byte Version 2 Read Codes using biochemistry data extracted from the repository of the Scottish Care Information (SCI) Store.
    PersonsEmily Jefferson