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Dataset: common units of measure - subset of the Unified Code for Units of Measure.
To help you standardize your units of measure, we’ve created this translation table that enumerates the UCUM syntax for many common unit patterns currently used in electronic reporting. We composed this early version in relatively short order and focused on the basics. It was based on content provided by Intermountain Healthcare, from a joint National Library of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute project analyzing raw units from more than 23 laboratory sources, and from the HL7 table of units. We excluded the units of measure for which we couldn’t find clear definitions or patterns of usage, those we believed would only be used in pharmacy dispensing, and units used for purely clinical reporting (e.g. cigarette pack-years). We have included most of the pure metric units from our sources, whether or not they apply directly to lab testing because they will be generally useful (and are pretty straightforward in UCUM).