Description

The National Board of Health and Welfare has developed national guidelines for methods for disease prevention with the focus on lifestyle habits such as tobacco consumption, drinking habits, physical activity and dietary habits. The Board has also developed a tool for recording and following up lifestyle habits using SNOMED CT and other coding systems.

Location: Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

Scope

To be used within specialized care and primary care in Sweden.

How SNOMED CT will be used

SNOMED CT is used as one coding system.

Why SNOMED CT was selected

SNOMED CT was selected for coding information for offering support to patient to change life style habits concerning tobacco consumption, drinking habits, physical activity and dietary habits SNOMED CT was selected since the Swedish classification for procedures wasn't detailed enough.

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