As part of the global effort to manage and contain the COVID-19 public health emergency, SNOMED International is doing their part to support care teams and researchers in their efforts to address its containment. SNOMED International took swift action by publishing a set of coronavirus related concepts in its January 2020 SNOMED CT International Edition, with updated descriptions and SNOMED CT to ICD-10 maps in the interim March 2020 International Edition release. Since then, SNOMED International has published additional COVID-19 related content requested by the international community. This SNOMED CT Coronavirus Content has been made available as part of the Global Patient Set (GPS) under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This guide provides practical examples of SNOMED CT subsets that can be used to code a variety of COVID-19 related data elements, such as symptoms, risk factors and test results. These SNOMED CT subsets can be used to record, communicate and integrate clinical data related to COVID-19, for the purposes of healthcare service delivery, pandemic surveillance, international collaboration and retrospective data analysis. A set of computable SNOMED CT subset artefacts also accompanies this guide.

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