The SNOMED CT Diagramming Guideline document describes a diagrammatic notation for representing the definition of a concept, an expression, or relation between expressions within SNOMED CT. The aim of this guideline is to:
Provide a consistent, diagramming style in documentation
Reduce ambiguity and misunderstandings caused by multiple different representations
Improve the quality of diagrams through a consistent approach, prompting consideration of all relevant aspects
Increase efficiency, allowing the SNOMED CT community to rapidly exchange ideas
Reduce effort by providing templates supporting commonly used tools
This guideline is for use in all SNOMED International documentation and is strongly recommended for all other documentation representing SNOMED CT concepts and models.