Submissions on this consultation have now closed.
Draft SNOMED subsets (subsets) have been developed for general paediatrics and child developmental services to support enhanced reporting within National Patient Flow and are now available for wider comment. You are invited to comment on the content included in these subsets. Feedback from paediatric specialists and child development professionals would be particularly welcome.
SNOMED CT is the universal system of clinical terminology designed for capturing structured information about patients, conditions, interventions and outcomes at point of care. SNOMED is the Ministry of Health’s preferred solution for clinical terminology, and will be used in the National Patient Flow* collection (NPF) to provide a consistent language for classifying referrals. A key component of the ability to understand the patient journeys based on reason for referral is establishing a nationally agreed set of clinical terms.
This project sets out to identify clinical terms in each specialty, using SNOMED, that will cover the most common terms for reason for referral, signs/symptoms, procedures (performed in outpatient settings), along with working and confirmed diagnosis.
Draft subsets are formed using information currently used within district health boards, then further refined through clinical working groups.
For more information see Background to National Patient Flow (Word, 69 KB)