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Re: New proposal: health & medical extensions to schema.org

From: Aaron Brown <abbrown@google.com>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 17:33:31 -0400
Message-ID: <CALnE6u_Z1mBnuD_HHQ55FHnGSfTM37gGJe=TWrvYerzU+9RE+w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org
Hi Thad and all,

A couple of updates. First we've rewritten the descriptions for
MedicalStudy<http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalStudy>,
MedicalTrial <http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalTrial>, and
MedicalObservationalStudy<http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalObservationalStudy>on
the site to increase clarity here. Let me know if you have further
suggestions on this.

We've also clarified the description of adverseOutcome and
severeAdverseOutcome in
MedicalTherapy<http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalTherapy>per
other comments on this thread, and updated the formatting of the
markup
examples to be a bit clearer regarding nested <span>s.

Thanks for the input so far!

--Aaron

On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 8:47 PM, Aaron Brown <abbrown@google.com> wrote:

> The example you cite below would best modeled as a MedicalTrial.
> Basically, a MedicalTrial is a controlled clinical trial in the traditional
> sense (people recruited to study a particular intervention, divided into
> treatment and control groups), whereas MedicalStudy is a more general
> umbrella type that covers these and other kinds of studies, including
> uncontrolled observational studies<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observational_study> (MedicalObservationalStudy)
> like the Nurses' Health Study where a group of people are observed over a
> period of time.
>
> Does that help clarify? I'll look at making the documentation crisper here.
>
> --Aaron
>
>
>
> On Mon May 14 20:01:21 GMT-400 2012, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Which type to use for an instance such as:
>> http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00587600?spons=%22Mayo+Clinic%22&spons_ex=Y&rank=7
>>
>>
>> Mayo Clinic has 938 trials listed there currently, which I think could
>> also be typed as a MedicalStudy<http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalStudy>
>> .
>>
>> A bit confusing if each of those 938 listed would be either a
>> MedicalStudy <http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalStudy> or a
>> MedicalTrial <http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalTrial>.
>>
>> Does the mere fact that a Thing HAS A clinicaltrials.gov Identifer make
>> it one over the other ?  It seems given your MedicalStudy description that
>> those instances would be a MedicalStudy.  Example from above : NCT00587600
>>
>> Perhaps just more documentation is needed for Medical Trial <http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalTrial>itself to
>> make the differences more apparent ?
>>
>> --
>> -Thad
>> http://www.freebase.com/view/en/thad_guidry
>>
>


-- 
Aaron Brown | Senior Product Manager | Google, Inc. | New York, NY
Received on Sunday, 20 May 2012 21:34:01 GMT

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