Description

Provide a common terminology for reporting surgical procedures as part of a province-wide wait time management system.

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Scope

Procedure codes from regional surgical systems need to be mapped to a common provincial term.

How SNOMED CT will be used

Procedure codes from regional surgical systems will be mapped to an equivalent SNOMED CT concept. Provincial reports will be created using the common SNOMED CT concepts.

Why SNOMED CT was selected

SNOMED CT provides a common, standard terminology / code set.

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