Toward a National Health Information Infrastructure: A Key Strategy for Improving Quality in Long-Term Care. D. Terminology and Classification Coding Systems


One terminology coding system and two classification systems were included in this study: SNOMED CT (a large, comprehensive terminology system), and ICF and ICNP (small, domain specific classification systems). The systems were previously described, and only summary information is provided below. Investigators obtained electronic copies of each coding system from the developers, as well as permissions to use the coding systems in this project. See Appendix E for contact information for each coding system.

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