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How do you cite RxNorm?

How do you cite RxNorm?

RXNORM SPECIFIC TERMS If you use RxNorm in your work, please cite: Nelson SJ, Zeng K, Kilbourne J, Powell T, Moore R. Normalized names for clinical drugs: RxNorm at 6 years.

What is the RxNorm code?

RxNorm provides a set of codes for clinical drugs, which are the combination of active ingredients, dose form, and strength of a drug. For example, the RxNorm code for ciprofloxacin 500 mg 24-hour extended-release tablet (the generic name for Cipro XR 500 mg) is RX10359383, regardless of brand or packaging.

Is Rxcui the same as RxNorm?

An RXCUI is a machine-readable code or identifier that points to the common meaning shared by the various source names grouped and assigned to a particular concept. These normalized names and codes (e.g. RXCUIs) become the NLM created RXNORM data source (SAB=RXNORM) within the full RxNorm data set.

What is RxNorm extension?

RxNorm Extension – an OHDSI resource to represent international drugs. Even if the active ingredients are the same, they can differ in their Drug Strengths, Drug Forms, Brand Names, package sizes and manufacturers or distributors.

Where is RxNorm used?

Typical uses of RxNorm include using RxNorm standard names and codes to capture drug product information in EHR, cross mapping among disparate drug vocabularies, and facilitating medication-related clinical decision support.

Is RxNorm an ontology?

The dron-rxnorm module contains all of the information mined from RxNorm, which at this point of the ontology’s development, is the bulk of DrOn’s information. The dron-upper module contains the hand-curated upper-level ontology onto which the other modules are mapped [8].

What is RxNorm atom?

Description. RxNorm provides normalized names for clinical drugs and links its names to many of the drug vocabularies commonly used in pharmacy management and drug interaction software, including those of First Databank, Micromedex, MediSpan, Gold Standard Drug Database, and Multum.

Where is RxNorm utilized?

pharmacy management
RxNorm links its names to many of the drug vocabularies commonly used in pharmacy management and drug interaction software, including those of First Databank, Micromedex®, Gold Standard Alchemy, and Multum.

Why is RxNorm important?

RxNorm is particularly important because it allows information about medications to be exchanged across electronic health records (EHRs). In fact, the Office of the National Coordinator designated use of RxNorm as a criterion for EHR certification of interoperability and Stage 2 Meaningful Use.

How many drugs are in RxNorm?

The most recent RxNorm dataset includes more than 61 000 non-obsolete unique RxNorm drug names (RxNorm January 2011 release). The RxNorm vocabulary is available at no cost from

Who maintains RxNorm?

the United States National Library of Medicine
RxNorm is US-specific terminology in medicine that contains all medications available on the US market. It can also be used in personal health records applications. RxNorm is part of Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) terminology and is maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM).