Development of China Disease Knowledge Total Database

Zhang, Wenju, Zhan, Youxiang, Li, Yan, Li, Na and Zhang, Yu (2009). Development of China Disease Knowledge Total Database. In: Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-7). August 31-September 4, 2009.

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Author Zhang, Wenju
Zhan, Youxiang
Li, Yan
Li, Na
Zhang, Yu
Title of paper Development of China Disease Knowledge Total Database
Conference name Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates August 31-September 4, 2009
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 7
Abstract/Summary Aims: This paper is to present China Disease Knowledge Total Database (CDD) developed by Medical Library of Chinese PLA and establish a Chinese version of clinical content database. The objective is to enable clinicians and medical students to apply principles of clinical medicine to their daily professional practice and to provide an easy access to data. The feature of CDD is to effectively combine medical knowledge from books and knowledge of evidence-based medicine from journals. Methods: Criteria of selection of material were made, reference scanned and experts consulted. Extracts were made and results summarized. CDD provides a textbook-like index and searching terms based on ICD-10. It also provides definitions for all items with feature of subject specific hyperlinks to information resources and full text in PDF format. Results: CDD began to be developed in 2006 and continually refined to reflect changing clinical standards. CDD is a cross-referenced index of 7,000 human diseases, 5,500 kinds of drugs and medications, 1,300 laboratory findings, and 90,000 entries of evidence-based medicine material. An evaluation of this outcome is appreciated and the system was reasonably well received by both health-care professionals from hospitals and students from universities. The use of CDD through Internet for searching health-care related information has been shown to improve learning outcomes. Difficulties of ensuring different users with adequate access to Internet still exist. Conclusions: CDD is considered a reform project in the field of diseases and drugs and it is hoped that it will be changing Chinese readers’ information searching behavior.
Subjects 0807 Library and Information Studies
Keyword Medical Information-seeking
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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