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Emergency care diagnosis

Subset Name :   
Emergency care diagnosis
Subset Original Id :   
Subset Type :   
Realm Concept

Refset FSN :   
Emergency care diagnosis simple reference set (foundation metadata concept)
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Subset Description :
To support the Emergency Care Data Set, being led by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Diagnoses of the patient, in order of their relevance to the emergency presentation. Records the diagnosis at the minimum level appropriate for emergency care. Some departments have been using more comprehensive subsets of SNOMED CT and the way in this is managed in the submission of data is under consideration, the Royal College of Emergency welcomes input from centres already using SNOMED CT in their departments to actively engage in the consultation process.


Subset Status :   
Subset Status Date :   
Apr 3, 2017
Owner (Organisation name) :   
Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Purpose and Scope

Usage 1 :

Usage Type :    
Usage Description :    
A key element of the ECDS is a system to record diagnosis by pairing a diagnosis code from a SNOMED-CT subset (the ECDS Diagnostic Data Set) with a two way qualifier. In developing the ECDS Diagnostic Data Set (DDS) a few key design principles were used: - Exhaustive : the DDS items should cover all conditions commonly seen, but not very rare conditions – i.e. if a candidate condition had not been seen during the >50 physician years of experience of the senior EM physicians constructing the original list. - Exclusive: for any given clinical picture, there should be one and only one best answer. - There should be no vague terms (‘unwell ?cause’ ‘unspecified’) - There should be no symptoms (e.g. back pain) presented as a diagnosis. - The diagnosis terms should maximise usability by being presented to IT suppliers in a form, and with instructions that facilitate ease of use and coding validity and reliability.
Geographic Usage :    
Usage Categories:    
 Diagnosis; User interface; Reference set by clinical information component; Emergency care

Scope :

Inclusion Criteria :   
Age group - any age; Gender - not specified; Sex - not specified
Subject Category :   
Health Care; Health Care.Hospital care


Subset Release Category :   
UK Clinical Extension
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Subset Licence Type :   
OPCS Licence; ICD10 Licence; IHTSDO SNOMED CT® Licence; UKTC SNOMED CT® Licence; Open Government Licence

Metadata Version :   
Last Updated :   
Mar 27, 2017


Current Associations :
seeAlsoEmergency care discharge destination - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care discharge status - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care drug or alcohol use related to injury - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care follow-up procedures - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care injury activity status - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care injury activity type - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care injury intent type - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care investigations - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care mechanism of injury - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care notification to general practitioner - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care place of injury type - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care presenting complaints or issues - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care referral procedures - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care treatments - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care usual residence type - (Subset)

Refered as Target :
isPartOfDiagnosis - (Subset)
replaces Concepts mapped to Data Dictionary A&E Diagnosis Codes - (Deprecated) - (Subset)
isRequiredByEmergency Care Data Set - (Data Set)
isRequiredByEmergency care diagnosis qualifier - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care arrival mode - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care acuity - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care attendance source - (Subset)

Related Links

Information Standard :

View RF2 subset at third party website :

Diseases Database SNOMED CT® browser - Simple reference set