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Healthcare terminologies: from Read Codes to SNOMED

Ian Herbert, Vice-Chair of BCS Health, described how the medical professions use codes and controlled vocabularies to embed unambiguous definitions of medical conditions and procedures in the patient record. NHS Clinical Terms (Read codes) have been widely adopted by GPs and now the push is towards the vastly more capable (but also more complicated) SNOMED-CT, the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms.

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