Description

Implementations of synoptic surgery reporting in selected jurisdictions across Canada are currently underway. Pan-Canadian content standards for surgical reporting templates have been developed for eight disease sites and relevant clinical indicators have been identified.

Location: Canada

Scope

Synoptic reporting for cancer surgery.

How SNOMED CT will be used

Answer values for data elements related to clinical indicators were mapped to SNOMED CT to support reporting.

Why SNOMED CT was selected

As comparison of outcomes across jurisdictions is a future goal, selection of a common terminology solution is key.

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