Description

To identify medicines used in Australia, using unique codes to deliver unambiguous, accurate and standardised naming conventions for both branded (trade) and generic (medicinal) products.

Location: Australia


Scope

All commonly used medicines in Australia that may be recorded / stored on a patient's medication record.


How SNOMED CT will be used

Currently the AMT resides as a stand-alone terminology based on the hierarchal structure of SNOMED CT. The AMT will be integrated into SNOMED CT-AU (Australian extension) where appropriate (substances, medicinal entity, non proprietary medicinal product).


Why SNOMED CT was selected

SNOMED CT has been selected in Australia as the national clinical terminology.

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