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Out-of-Cycle July 2024 pCLOCD Release Available

The latest out-of-cycle pan-Canadian LOINC Observation Code Database (pCLOCD) release, R05.20.01_2.77, is now ready for review and implementation on Terminology Gateway. This release, updated since March 2024, features data quality enhancements from our new Terminology Server project.

Highlights of this Release:

  • 155 edited records. No new records added since the previous version.
    • Major and Minor type changes include: Corrections to pan-Canadian attributes (Component Name, Name, and Example Viewer) marked as R05.20.01_2.77. Change descriptions for each modified concept is available in the Change History field.
  • Various updates for accuracy and consistency:
    • Removal of whitespaces
    • Grammatical corrections to align with pCLOCD editorial guidelines (found in Section 3.1 of the pCLOCD Maintenance Guide)
    • Grammatical corrections to pCLOCD/LOINC content to align with LOINC TALL Man Lettering (documentation available in section 2.1.4 of the LOINC user guide)

Read all about the changes in the pCLOCD release notes.

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Learn More

To learn more about pCLOCD, visit the LOINC and pCLOCD Standards page. Here, you'll find resources to help you understand this terminology standard and connect with the community.

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