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Problem Selection Category Contents (125.12)

This file contains the problems that make up the categories defined in file #125.11; these are groups of commonly selected, similar problems. Each entry in this file links one problem to a single category, and may have a sequence number and ICD code assigned to it. Problems may appear in more than one category.

Global: ^GMPL(125.12,

Domain: Non-Clinical


Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
.01 This is the problem category that this problem entry belongs to. POINTER INDEXED
Sequence Number
1 This is a number which determines the order this problem will appear
within this group; up to two decimal places may be used. Problems
in a selection list will be automatically numbered for display and
selection in whole numbers, beginning with 1.
2 This is a problem from the Clinical Lexicon Utility, which is to be
included in this group.
POINTER   Expressions-757_01
Display Text
3 This is the text of the problem as it is to appear on the selection list
display; if a suitable match was not found during a search of the Clinical
Lexicon Utility and an ‘Unresolved’ entry was returned, this will be the
text as specified by the user.
4 This is a code which is to be displayed with the text of this problem;
it may be from any coding system, but will generally be assumed to be
an ICD Diagnosis in the Problem List context.
Snomed Ct Concept Code
5 A clinical idea to which a unique ConceptID has been assigned in SNOMED
CT. Each Concept is represented by a row in the Concepts Table.
Snomed Ct Designation Code
6 A single SNOMED CT Concept may have multiple Designations, where a
Designation may be considered an alternate way of expressing the concept.
Synonyms, lexical variants, abbreviations are all different types of
designations. In many cases, a problem (as reported by the patient) and a
finding indicating a problem will share the same concept and concept code
(e.g., abdominal pain), but will have different designation codes (i.e.,
the generic “abdominal pain” and “abdominal pain (finding)” share the
concept code 21522001, but they have the designation codes 36112013 and
750827015 respectively.

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