An ontological representation of adverse drug events Conference Paper uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Databases, Factual
  • Drug Information Services
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations
  • Vocabulary, Controlled


  • A standardized, controlled vocabulary allows adverse drug events (ADE) information to be described in an unambiguous way in knowledge bases, which is critical for clinical decision support systems for patient medication safety. In this paper, we describe our preliminary effort on development of an ontological representation pattern for the ADE domain. We discuss clinical implications of the effort and potential challenges on its integration with existing data standards.

publication date

  • December 2011



  • Conference Paper

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 329

end page

  • 331


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