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Table 4 Most common terms extracted by the freetext matching algorithm from texts associated with death in 2001

From: The freetext matching algorithm: a computer program to extract diagnoses and causes of death from unstructured text in electronic health records

Dictionary Term Percentage
OXMIS BRONCHOPNEUMONIA 9.9
Read Acute myocardial infarction 4.8
Read [M]Carcinomatosis 4.0
Read Ischaemic heart disease 3.4
Read CVA unspecified 3.1
OXMIS PNEUMONIA 2.5
OXMIS UNKNOWN CAUSE 2.5
Read Congestive cardiac failure 1.7
Read Septicaemia 1.7
OXMIS CORONARY ARTERY ATHEROMA 1.5
Read Lung cancer 1.5
Read [X] Unspecified dementia 1.5
OXMIS CARCINOMA 1.3
Read Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1.3
OXMIS HYPERTENSION 1.3
Read Cardiac arrest 1.1
Read Deep vein thrombosis 1.1
Read Left ventricular failure 1.1
Read Sepsis 1.1
Read Cerebrovascular disease 1.0