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Neff J. 2003. Identifying and tracking children with special health care needs in managed care using the NACHRI classification of congenital and chronic health conditions: Final report. Seattle, WA: Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Center for Children with Special Needs, 65 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes a project in four counties in Washington state to demonstrate the effectiveness of a diagnosis-based chronic disease classification system developed by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions to accurately and consistently identify children with special health care needs in managed care settings. Pediatricians and general practitioners were informed and trained in the classification system and records were monitored for implementation of the system codes and for care coordination. Report sections include the program purpose, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results and outcomes, a list of publications and products, dissemination and utilization of results, future plans and follow-up, and type and amount of support and resources to replicate the project in other states. Seven appendices include identification results, a pediatric chart review form, a care coordination evaluation, a curriculum guide, a model identifying CSHCN using administrative data, a report on a supplemental award for the Alaska Young Children's Behavioral Initiative, and publications and presentations. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Classification, Final reports, MCH research, Managed care, Service integration, Washington

Wellisch HH. 2000. Glossary of terminology in abstracting, classification, indexing, and thesaurus construction. (2nd ed.). Medford, NJ: Information Today, 70 pp.

Johnson M, Maas M, eds. 1997. Nursing outcomes classification (NOC): Iowa Outcomes Project. St. Louis, MO: C.V. Mosby Company, 415 pp.

Annotation: This book documents the development of standardized outcomes for the evaluation of nursing care. Part One provides background information for the standardized outcomes, describes outcome development in health care with an emphasis on nursing, and describes the need for a standardized outcome language. It also describes the research process used to develop the outcomes and the testing and implementation of the outcomes. Part Two describes each outcome, providing a label name, a definition, a set of indicators, a Likert-type measurement scale, and selected references.

Keywords: Classification, Diagnosis, Nursing, Nursing services, Outcome evaluation, Performance measurement, Systems development

U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. 1995. Proceedings of the international collaborative effort on injury statistics, Vol. I. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, 305 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings stem from a meeting held May 18-20, 1994 which was designed to allow members of the International Collaborative Effort to improve comparability and quality of injury data. Sections address levels and trends in injury mortality and morbidity in selected participating countries, sources of injury related data and special methodological problems, current problems in producing comparable international mortality and morbidity statistics, data needs, linkage issues and coding issues.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Contact Phone: (301) 436-7039 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: DHHS (PHS) 95-1252.

Keywords: Australia, Canada, Clinical coding, Denmark, England, France, Injury surveillance systems, International classification of diseases, International data, Israel, Morbidity, Mortality, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Statistical reference sources, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, United States

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine. 1994-. NLM classification. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, irregular.

Annotation: This classification scheme provides a shelf arrangement for materials in the field of medicine and its related sciences at the National Library of Medicine.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: ISBN 0-16--45397-6 .

Keywords: Behavioral sciences, Biological sciences, Classification, Medical reference books, Medicine

Christoffel KK, Scheidt PC, Agran PF, Kraus JF, McLoughlin E, Paulson JA. 1992. Standard definitions for childhood injury research. [Bethesda, MD]: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 31 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines classifications and definitions of variables used in childhood injury research as developed at a conference held March 20-21, 1989 by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The report is intended as a tool for those involved with injury control efforts of various types. The broad areas addressed are grouped by demographic descriptors (age, race/ethnicity, region, socioeconomic status) and by the leading causes of child hood injury morbidity and mortality (motor vehicles, burns, drowning, falls, head/spine injury and violence). Each injury outline lists the range of factors potentially relevant to E-codes. Appendices list E-code groupings, references and conference participants.

Contact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847, Telephone: (800) 370-2943 Secondary Telephone: (888) 320-6942 Fax: (866) 760-5947 Web Site: Document Number: NIH 92-1586.

Keywords: Burns, Children, Correlates of injury, Data collection, Data sources, Demographics, Drowning, External cause of injury codes, Falls, Head injuries, Injury prevention, International classification of diseases, Morbidity, Mortality, Motor vehicles, Population surveillance, Public health agencies, Research, Spinal cord injuries, Unintentional injuries, Violence

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 1990-. NCEMCH shelf classification scheme. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 v.

Annotation: This shelf classification scheme provides an alpha-numerical system for arranging materials on maternal and child health in a library or resource collection. Sections of the scheme cover these topics: (A) women's health; (B) infant and child health; (C) adolescent health; (D) nutrition; (E) injury and violence prevention; (F) chronic illnesses and disabling conditions; (G) special health needs; (H) genetic services; and (J) public health programs and services. An alphabetical index is included. The classification is updated periodically. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Photocopy available at no charge.

Keywords: Classification, Health sciences libraries

Minnesota Systems Research. 1977. Classifications and codes for children and youth (rev.). Minnesota Systems Research, 42 pp.

Annotation: This is a manual of classification for nutrition materials. It is organized by code and by a separate alphabetical listing. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Classification, Manuals, Nutrition

Grossman HJ, ed. 1977. Manual on terminology and classification in mental retardation. (Rev. ed.). Washington, DC: American Association on Mental Deficiency, 204 pp.

Annotation: This manual represents the seventh in a series of manuals on classification and terminology published by the American Association on Mental Deficiency. The purpose of this manual is to provide uniformity in terminology and in the medical and behavioral classification of persons who are mentally retarded. The sections of the manual are definition, behavioral classification, medical classification, statistical reporting, glossary rationale and methodology, and glossary.

Keywords: Classification, Mental retardation

U.S. Bureau of Community Health Services. 1977. Nursing problem classification for children and youth. Rockville, MD: U.S. Bureau of Community Health Services, 43 pp.

Annotation: This problem classification system is a tool designed to be used in recording and identifying health problems presented to practitioners by their patients. It is considered a first step toward standardizing the diagnostic information used in deciding what care is needed and appropriate for individual and family health. The code is designed to contribute to improve record keeping and communication between health professionals because of its consistent terminology. It is intended to be used in aggregate form for program planning, determining provider effectiveness, resource allocation, and evaluation of various modes of health care delivery.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Classification, Evaluation, Health care delivery, Measures, Nursing services, Pediatric nursing, Program planning, Resource allocation

U.S. Bureau of Community Health Services. 1976-. Nutrition problem classification for children and youth. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Community Health Services, Office for Maternal and Child Health, 26 pp.

Annotation: This manual is a listing of codes for patient problems relating to nutrition. The codes are intended to help identify problems and describe health status, make summaries of problems and health status easier, and be used in patient care planning, care evaluation and review. Instructions for using the codes and case examples precede the listings.

Keywords: Classification, Guidelines, Nutrition assessment, Nutrition disorders, Nutrition programs

Minnesota Systems Research. 1976. Psychology problem classification for children and youth. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Division of Clinical Services, 38 pp.

Annotation: This system classifies the results of the assessment function for psychologists. It was developed within the framework of a multidisciplinary program for the delivery of child health services. The codes are intended to assist in identification of problems and to describe health status; make summarizations of problems and status easier for groups of served persons; be used in patient care planning, care evaluation audit and review, as well as to form a base for field research. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescents, Assessment, Child health services, Children, Classification, Psychologists

Minnesota Systems Research. 1975, 1977r. Social work problem classification for children and youth. Rockville, MD: U.S. Bureau of Community Health Services; Minneapolis MN: Minnesota Systems Research, 33 pp.

Annotation: This social work problem classification system provides a set of codes to use in classifying the results of the assessment function for social workers. It was developed within the framework of a multidisciplinary program for the delivery of child health services. The codes are intended to assist in identification of problems and to describe health status; to make summarization's of problems and status easier for groups of served persons; to be used in patient care planning, care evaluation audit, and review; and to form a base for field research.

Keywords: Assessment, Child health services, Classification, Evaluation, Health status, Patient care planning, Research, Social work

Hobbs N. 1975. The futures of children. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 339 pp. (Jossey-Bass behavioral science series)

Hobbs N, ed. 1975. Issues in the classification of children. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2 v.

Annotation: This two-volume book reports on a project sponsored by ten federal agencies to find out what happens when children are classified. Part one discusses relevant theoretical perspectives. Part two shows how classification systems often lack sophisticated taxonomy, reveal strong biases, and attempt to legitimize social control of the individual. Part three describes the divergent experiences children have in special classes, large institutions, and juvenile correctional systems. Part four presents the special viewpoints of those affected by labels. Part five investigates the legal aspects of ensuring that services provided to exceptional children. And part six considers issues of public policy—federal funding,s take action, and public interest.

Keywords: Child behavior, Child welfare, Children, Children's rights, Classification, Institutionalization, Psychosocial factors, Reports, Surveys, United States

Project on Classification of Exceptional Children. 1974. The futures of children: Categories, labels, and their consequences. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University, 309 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the findings of the Project on Classification of Exceptional Children undertaken in 1972 at the request of Elliot Richardson, then secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. It deals with social functions of categories and labels, diagnostic categories, proposed model for classifying children, possible negative effects of treatment programs, the legal status, integration of services for exceptional children, and recommendations. The report ends with 2 appendices: one on suggestions for parents and professionals and the other a list of project participants, grouped by their specialties; and a list of references.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Civil rights, Classification, Developmental disabilities, Diagnostic tests, Family support services, Health screening, Labeling, Substance use screening

Fomon S. 1972. Analysis and Classification of Infant Food Composition [Final report]. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa—University Hospitals,

Annotation: [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Classification

Bowker J, Star SL, eds. How classifications work: Problems and challenges in an electronic age. Library Trends. 47(2):185-340. Fall 1998,

Annotation: This special issue of "Library Trends" focuses on how the globalization of the information user community impacts on the development and use of information classification systems and their vocabulary. This is a technical work for library and information professionals. Topics covered include: controlled vocabulary; intellectual access; grounded theory versus faceted classification; marginalized knowledge domains; politics in classification systems; cooperation in the electronic library; and agency and structure in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Contact: University of Illinois Press, 1325 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, Telephone: (217) 333-0950 Fax: (217) 244-8082 E-mail: Web Site: $18.50 including shipping and handling.

Keywords: Cataloging, Classification, Databases, Indexes, Information, Information networks, Information services, Information sources, Language, Library services, Online databases, Professional education


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.