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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

Quick Medical Reference Source Information

Authority
Quick Medical Reference (QMR) was developed by Randolph A. Miller at the University of Pittsburgh in 1980. It was based upon the University of Pittsburgh’s INTERNIST-I patient diagnosis system.

Purpose
QMR is used to help diagnose adult diseases by providing access to information about the most common diseases seen by internists, including medical histories, symptoms, physical signs, and laboratory test results.

Description
QMR is an clinical diagnostic tool, which consists of descriptions of over 750 diseases.

Audience
QMR is used by physicians in hospital and office practices.

Update Frequency
QMR was last updated in 2001. QMR is no longer being maintained or updated.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
QMR was last updated in the Metathesaurus in 1998.

Sites Consulted

  1. Quick Medical Reference [Internet]. London: OpenClinical; 2002 Feb 8 [updated 2004 Feb 10; cited 2009 Dec 31]. Available from: http://www.openclinical.org/aisp_qmr.html