Description

To enable surgeons and trainee surgeons to record diagnosis information about the operative cases they log and record the diagnosis for non-operative management undertaken.

Location: Australia


Scope

Australia and New Zealand. All members of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; Fellows, trainee surgeons, and surgeons undertaking the international medical graduate program.  Also junior doctors enrolled in the College JDoc program.

How SNOMED CT will be used

As the source of the values list against the Pre-Management, Final and Pathological Diagnosis fields in the online and smartphone-enabled Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool, and the source of values when recording Non-Operative Management.

Why SNOMED CT was selected

It was considered to be the international standard, particularly with many national governments implementing it in their national e-health records, to provide greater specificity and reporting power.

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