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Australian Medicines Terminology Upgrade

´╗┐´╗┐Healthbase Australia has updated the online Australian Medicines Terminology browser to include the 2.18 version of the AMT released by NEHTA today.

All deprecated versions are still available for browsing/searching.

This upgrade detects and flags both erroneous concepts, and retired descriptions, as described in the NEHTA Release note. Deprecated versions earlier than 2.16 will not be checked, and therefore will be faster.

Pity the download process cannot be automated. Perhaps if this were the 1980s NEHTA could publish the updates (with sensible filenames!) via an FTP service. I guess we have a lot of catching up to do! Maybe we will just wait a couple of years until a Web service is established?

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