Presentation on theme: "Drug Forms Jim Cimino. A Modest Goal Mapping actual drugs to Clinical Drug terms Exchanging Clinical Drug terms sufficient for a variety of purposes Question:"— Presentation transcript:
A Modest Goal Mapping actual drugs to Clinical Drug terms Exchanging Clinical Drug terms sufficient for a variety of purposes Question: –Will some loss of information be acceptable? –Does decision support care about pill vs. capsule?
Clincial Drug Review Active ingredients –Chemical –Form Strength Strength amount Strength units Volume Volume units Dosage form
Focus on Dosage Form 3982 comparisons 111 synonyms 72% match rate What went wrong?
Examination of Dosage Forms Compare use of each form, in each source, with use in other sources for corresponding medications Look for irregularities in source Look for 100% agreement When not 100% agreement, look at hierarchical subsumption
Example of 100% Agreement A: TABLET CR: 14: TAB E REL|TAB FC ER B: TABLET CR: 6: TAB FC ER|TAB SUG CO| C: TABLET CR: 9: TAB FC ER|TAB E REL| D: TABLET CR: 14: TAB E REL|TAB FC ER|TAB FC| E: TABLET CR: 7: TAB FC ER|TAB E REL|
Handling Ambiguity Aerosol Inhaled Aerosol is-a Dermal Aerosol A Triamcinolone Acetonide 0.147mg/GM Aerosol A Terbutaline Sulfate 0.2mg/ACT Aerosol D Terbutaline Sulfate 0.2mg/ACT Inhaled Aerosol C E B C Triamcinolone Acetonide 0.147mg/GM Dermal Aerosol is-a