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«anonymous»

Comment on Clinical Information Standards Specification ICD Plans for future

  • Comment ID: 27
This section talks about burden due to upskilling coders, which I'm sure will be the case but probably manageable and not too difficult seeing as coders, Trusts and suppliers have got used to updates to classifications. I've not seen any talk in here of burden on the service for implementation of SNOMED which is new and not widely used so will surely involve more training and will be more burdensome. This is maybe a bit misleading. You'll need to train all healthcare practitioners, and I'd be ve
«anonymous»

Comment on Clinical Information Standards Specification ICD Plans for future

  • Comment ID: 46
When is the "critical mass" of SNOMED CT likely to happen? You mention earlier in the vision that appropriate further development of a classification needs to reflect more recent changes in medical practice (and I would add, knowledge). But if ICD-11 migration doesn't occur until after the "critical mass" of SNOMED is achieved we are in danger of using a predominantly manual, out-of-date classification in England for many years. Importantly, we will be unable to use the increased medical and sci