SNOMED CT is a comprehensive clinical terminology that provides clinical content and expressivity for clinical documentation and reporting. SNOMED CT contains concepts for both human and non-human medicine and some of the covered domains are:

  • Clinical findings, including disorders
  • Procedures, broadly defined as including all health related activities.
  • Observable entities which, when given a value, provide a specific finding or assertion about health related information.

The terminology is comprised of concepts; descriptions, which contain terms that explain the concepts; and relationships, which define the type of the association between two related concepts.

To learn more about SNOMED CT read the SNOMED CT Starter Guide.