What is the Global Patient Set?
The Global Patient Set (GPS) will be a controlled collection, or flat list, of existing SNOMED CT coded concepts and reference sets available to users at no cost. The Set will be comprised of unique concept identifiers and accompanying single descriptions for a set collection of clinical terms.
The GPS excludes SNOMED CT’s inherent relationships and hierarchies; fundamental to the nature of an ontology and its ability to enable clinical data analytics, decision support, artificial intelligence, etc.
Within the Global Patient Set, concept synonyms and definitions are not provided and SNOMED International will elect to provide the United States preferred term.