Proposal for a new content model for the Austrian Procedure Catalogue

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;190:109-11.


The Austrian Procedure Catalogue is used for procedure coding in Austria. Its architecture and content has some major weaknesses. The aim of this study is the presentation of a new potential content model for this classification system consisting of main characteristics of health interventions. It is visualized using a UML class diagram. Based on this proposition, an implementation of an ontology for procedure coding is planned.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Austria
  • Catalogs as Topic*
  • Clinical Coding / methods*
  • Dictionaries, Medical as Topic*
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Natural Language Processing*
  • Terminology as Topic*
  • User-Computer Interface*