SNOMED CT Encoded Nursing Problem List Subset

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SNOMED CT Encoded Nursing Problem List Subset August 2017, intended for use in patients’ problem lists, is an output of the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) Metathesaurus that is based on nursing diagnosis concepts found within the Metathesaurus.This August 2017 version of the subset is Derived from US Edition SNOMED CT version: March 2017, and UMLS Metathesaurus version: 2017AA.


The main purpose of the Nursing Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT is to facilitate the use of SNOMED CT as the primary coding terminology for nursing problems used in care planning, problem lists or other summary level clinical documentation.

The use of a common list of SNOMED CT concepts will maximize data interoperability among institutions. However, local problem list vocabularies often need to be expanded to satisfy specific user needs. Users should check to see if SNOMED CT contains terminology for concepts they need to fulfill their local requirements and use case. Institutions that use their own problem list vocabularies are encouraged to map them to SNOMED CT with a focus on the Nursing Problem List concepts to facilitate data interoperability.

To find the most appropriate SNOMED CT concepts for each problem list term, the following guidelines are used:
– Only “Fully Specified Name” SNOMED CT atoms are included. Each SNOMED CT concept has a UMLS Concept unique identifier (id) that has at least one term (atom) from at least one nursing vocabulary.
– Only active SNOMED CT concepts are included.
– Most concepts are chosen from the SNOMED CT clinical finding hierarchy.

For each SNOMED CT concept in the subset, the corresponding UMLS CUI is listed. Through this, users can have access to resources available in the UMLS such as additional synonyms (beyond those present in SNOMED CT itself), text definitions for many terms, and corresponding codes in other terminologies.

A new version of the subset will be published for each new International SNOMED CT and the UMLS release. Newly retired SNOMED CT concepts will be flagged and additional concepts may be added if appropriate.

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John Snow Labs; International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO), U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM);

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SNOMED CT Nursing Problem List Subset Latest Version, Nursing Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT August 2017

SNOMED_Concept_IdConcept Id of the SNOMED CT conceptintegerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
SNOMED_Fully_Specified_NameSNOMED CT fully-specified namestringrequired : 1
SNOMED_Concept_StatusConcept status of the SNOMED CT conceptstringrequired : 1
UMLS_Concept_IdentifierThe corresponding UMLS concept identifierstringrequired : 1
Occurrence_of_Concept_on_Problem_ListNumber of institutions having this concept on their problem list (from 1 to 8), not populated for concepts retired from Subsetintegerlevel : Nominal
First_Version_of_Subset_Containing_ConceptThe version of Subset first containing this conceptdaterequired : 1
Is_Retired_From_SubsetDescribes whether or not the concept has retired. In future, some concepts will be marked retired if they are retired by IHTSDO or no longer considered to be useful e.g. when there are more appropriate SNOMED CT conceptsboolean-
Last_Version_of_Subset_Containing_ConceptThe version of Subset last containing this concept, only populated for concepts retired from Subsetdate-
Replaced_By_SNOMED_Concept_IdSNOMED CT concept to replace concept retired from Subset, only populated for concepts retired from Subsetintegerlevel : Nominal
1402001Fear (finding)CurrentC00157263.002014
1023001Apnea (finding)CurrentC00035781.002014
9097005Stigma (finding)CurrentC02777871.002014
161898004Falls (finding)CurrentC00856391.002014
17971005Sedated (finding)CurrentC02351951.002014
91175000Seizure (finding)CurrentC00365721.002014
267036007Dyspnea (finding)CurrentC00134041.002014
2776000Delirium (disorder)CurrentC00112061.002014
8517006Ex-smoker (finding)CurrentC03376711.002014
139394000Nocturia (finding)CurrentC00287341.002014