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Term: Crosswalk

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-12-03


"A crosswalk is a specification for mapping one metadata standard to another. Crosswalks provide the ability to make the contents of elements defined in one metadata standard available to communities using related metadata standards." Note: The terms "crosswalking" and "mapping" are sometimes used interchangeably.


Related terms 


  • American Medical Association. Preparing the ICD-10 code set - crosswalking between ICD-9 and ICD-10. Retrieved from Accessed January 26, 2012. 2012.(View)
  • St. Pierre M, LaPlant Jr, WP. Issues in crosswalking content metadata standards. Retrieved from: Accessed January 26, 2012. 1998.(View)

Term used in 

  • Lix L, Smith M, Azimaee M, Dahl M, Nicol P, Burchill C, Burland E, Goh C, Schultz J, Bailly A. A Systematic Investigation of Manitoba's Provincial Laboratory Data. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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