Oh good health – how can a medical record shout out good fortune? Here’s how …
:finding snomed:160245001; # No current problems or disability :finding snomed:160244002; # No known allergies :finding snomed:182850000; # Drugs not issued or the more general ... :finding snomed:408350003; # Patient not on self medications
and such an explicit endorsement of health is very… Read More »
What’s the difference between SNOMED and the ICD siblings, 9 and 10? Many blurbs call SNOMED a Clinical Terminology while the ICD pair are called Classifications.
Terminologies are said to be granular things, meant to handle every medical nuance. They’re said to shine when precision is called for but to be too chatty for summary. That’s why billing calls for… Read More »
Your doctor makes a finding …
:finding snomed:268912009 # you're senile!
after all …
bservable snomed:423493009 # age at diagnosis :value "65"
BTW, in SNOMED, senile state is also an observable thing, a peer of age at diagnosis. They’re both examples of age or growth periods. So SNOMED implies there’s a scale to senility, a little… Read More »
What is the meaning of the SNOMED concept Allergen which categorizes 6105 substances? Face value would come up with …
if a substance CAN BE the cause of an Allergy then it is an Allergen
In other words, Allergen is a grouping concept for substances that can cause allergies. Or is it?
SNOMED disorder axis has 1597… Read More »
There are 293610 active concepts in the latest SNOMED, 116549 in the clinical findings hierarchy alone and that’s just SNOMED core! What to allow in a problem list? There must be some way to decide. SNOMED comes with
the CORE Problem List Subset … to facilitate the use of SNOMED CT as the primary coding terminology for