SNOMED CT has a broad coverage of health-related topics. It can be used to describe a patient's medical history, the details of an orthopedic procedure, the spread of epidemics, and much more. At the same time, the terminology has an unmatched depth, which enables clinicians to record data at the appropriate level of granularity.
SNOMED CT also supports configuration and customization. This enables applications that do not require the full breadth or depth of the terminology to focus on a restricted subset of SNOMED CT content.