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Acronyms: The Automated Cause Coding Systems

Acronym Cause Coding System
ACME Automated classification of medical entities — the computer program used by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to select the underlying cause of death after the individual diagnoses have been coded.
MICAR Mortality medical indexing, classification, and retrieval — a computer program that takes diagnoses and translates words into code numbers of ICD-9 (CM)
TRACER Target recognition of automatically coded entity references — an automated coding program used at the Office of Population, Censuses and Surveys for coding death certificates
TRANSAX Translate the Axis of Classification of the manually assigned codes into a form amenable to person-based analyses of multiple causes of death. This resolves multiple anomalies when coding death certificates in the United States.