Reference : Core Content Classification in General Practice/Family Medicine (3CGP). À New indexin...
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Core Content Classification in General Practice/Family Medicine (3CGP). À New indexing system for General Practice Knowledge management
Jamoulle, Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > > Doct. sc. médicales (Bologne)]
de Oliveira Tavares, Ariana [University of Coimbra > > > >]
Medeiros, Suzanna [University of Lisbon > > > >]
Santiago, Luiz Miguel [University of Coimbra > > > >]
Augusto Knupp, Daniel [SBMFC Curutiba Brazil > > > >]
5h Vasco De Gama Forum
26 & 27 January 2018
WONCA Vasco de Gama
[en] Family medicine ; Qualitative study ; Abstract as topic ; ICPC-2 ; Q-Codes ; 3CGP ; terminology
[en] Background : Sharing the results of research with General Practitioners (GPs) is crucial for the survival of the discipline of General Practice / Family Medicine (GP/FM). Usual indexation systems like MeSH are not multilingual nor adapted to the particular field of GP/FM. Consequently, the GP/FM abstracts are lacking bibliographic control and more than half of the research presented by GPs at congresses is lost. We propose a new multilingual indexing system. The existing International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC) has now been expanded with a taxonomy related to contextual aspects (called Q-Codes) such as education, research, practice organization, ethics or policy in GP/FM, currently not captured. The set is proposed under the name Core Content Classification in General Practice (3CGP).
Aim :The aim is to facilitate indexing of GP/FM specific scientific work and to improve performance in information storage and retrieval for research purposes in this field.
Research Method/Procedure: Using qualitative analysis, a corpus of 1,702 abstracts from six GP/FM-related European congresses was analyzed to identify main themes discussed by GPs, handled in a domain-specific taxonomy called Q-Codes and translated in 8 languages. In addition, a methodology for building a lightweight ontology (in OWL-2) was applied to Q-Codes, adding object and datatype properties to the hierarchical relations, including mapping to the MeSH thesaurus, Babelnet ( and Dbpedia. Finally, the ICPC-2 in 19 languages and Q-Codes in 8 languages have been integrated in a healthcare terminology service ( with a companion website (
Anticipated Results of the Research: Through better indexing of the grey literature (congress abstracts, master's and doctoral thesis), we hope to enhance the accessibility of research results of GP/FM domain and promote the emergence of networks of researchers. First result of experimental implementations of the new indexing system will be presented. The Brazilian congress of family and community medicine 2017 has been entirely coded by participants with ICPC and Q-Codes and 1746 accepted and coded abstracts are ready to be analyzed and will be discussed . In Portugal 300 master theses have been coded with Q Codes and the result will be also presented and discussed.
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