Harmonization of Drug concepts
Requester: Dmitry Dymshyts
This proposal does not involve a change to the CDM schema.
The idea is to make all ATC codes standard concepts. (change in OHDSI Vocabulary)
EMR data contains concepts with Drug class information such as:
V58.1 Encounter for antineoplastic chemotherapy and immunotherapy
V58.11 Encounter for antineoplastic chemotherapy
V58.12 Encounter for antineoplastic immunotherapy
V58.61 Long-term (current) use of anticoagulants
V58.62 Long-term (current) use of antibiotics
V58.63 Long-term (current) use of antiplatelet/antithrombotic
V58.64 Long-term (current) use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID)
V58.65 Long-term (current) use of steroids
V58.68 Long term (current) use of bisphosphonates
and other concepts.
We need to make a mapping to Drug-concepts but now we don't have any possibility to do this because standard drug concepts don't include drug classes.
Thus possible solution of this problem is to make ATC concepts standard and make mappings to them.