Clement J McDonald

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Clement J McDonald is an author.

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An evaluation of medical knowledge contained in Wikipedia and its use in the LOINC database Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA 2010 The logical observation identifiers names and codes {(LOINC)} database contains 55 000 terms consisting of more atomic components called parts. {LOINC} carries more than 18 000 distinct parts. It is necessary to have definitions/descriptions for each of these parts to assist users in mapping local laboratory codes to {LOINC.} It is believed that much of this information can be obtained from the internet; the first effort was with Wikipedia. This project focused on 1705 laboratory analytes (the first part in the {LOINC} laboratory name). Of the 1705 parts queried, 1314 matching articles were found in Wikipedia. Of these, 1299 (98.9\%) were perfect matches that exactly described the {LOINC} part, 15 (1.14\%) were partial matches (the description in Wikipedia was related to the {LOINC} part, but did not describe it fully), and 102 (7.76\%) were mis-matches. The current release of {RELMA} and {LOINC} include Wikipedia descriptions of {LOINC} parts obtained as a direct result of this project. 0 0