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QOF - weaker opioids for use in pain management

Subset Name :   
QOF - weaker opioids for use in pain management
Subset Type :   
Realm Concept

Refset FSN :   
Quality and Outcomes Framework general practice extraction - weaker opioids for use in pain management prescribable within general practice simple reference set (foundation metadata concept)
Refset Id :   
Refset Type :   

Subset Description :
All VMPs and AMPs associated with the following VTMs: Dihydrocodeine, Co-dydramol, Co-codamol, Codeine, Paracetamol + Dihydrocodeine This subset may contain invalid concepts


Subset Status :   
Draft for Trial Use
Subset Status Date :   
Feb 20, 2019
Owner (Organisation name) :   
NHS Digital

Purpose and Scope

Usage 1 :

Usage Type :    
Usage Description :    
Created to support the identification of patients being treated for pain. This refset identifies weaker opioids that can be prescribed to manage pain as defined by the Quality Outcome Framework team. The definition of weaker opioids for this refset is as defined by the QOF team. These subsets are created using the XML format dm+d data and so within these subsets a small number of concepts are inactive (status 2 or 10) in the SNOMED CT International Release. The origin of these inactive concepts is the native XML dm+d and they are now inactive in the new International Release due to natural movement and updating of the International Release content. Work is underway to update the dm+d concepts to the new International release identifiers; at this point this mismatch will be resolved. If using the dm+d in SNOMED CT format the International Release relationships will enable migration to the replacement concept.
Geographic Usage :    
Usage Categories:    
 Administrative; Data extraction; General practice

Scope :

Inclusion Criteria :   
Gender - not specified; Age group - any age; Sex - not specified
Subject Category :   
Prescribing; Chemicals and Drugs


Subset Release Category :   
UK Drug Extension
Language :   
Folder Name :   

Subset Licence Type :   
IHTSDO SNOMED CT® Licence; UKTC SNOMED CT® Licence; Open Government Licence

Metadata Version :   
Last Updated :   
May 9, 2019

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Subset download with descriptions :

UK Drug Extension releases