Abstract: The management of a standardized multi-disciplinary problem list including nursing problems is crucial to ensure consistent description and communication of patient problems among healthcare providers. This study aimed to create a nursing core problem list using the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine—Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) and examine the coverage of these problems in the existing Clinical Observations Recordings and Encoding (CORE) Problem List. Of 723 patient problems addressed by the nursing profession, 47% were identified in the CORE subset, indicating a potential for the CORE to serve as a multi-disciplinary problem list with additional enhancement.

Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to understand a process for the creation of a primary nursing problem list encoded with SNOMED CT.

Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to determine similarities and differences between the primary nursing problem list and UMLS-CORE in content coverage.


Tae Youn Kim (Presenter)
University of California Davis

Nicholas Hardiker, University of Salford

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