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This test is designed as an informal self-assessment of your knowledge of SNOMED CT. You can take the test several times and each time you take it a different selection of 10 questions will be presented to you. On completion of the test you will be shown the number of questions you have correctly answered. For a more detailed report click here to take the full SNOMED CT Challenge. The Full version requires you to provide your email address and will send you a more detailed report of your results.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements is true about SNOMED CT
    • A. 

      It is a statistical classification

    • B. 

      It uses unique identifiers to represent clinical ideas

    • C. 

      Its design is based on a peer reviewed paper outlining requirements for clinical terminologies in the twenty-first century

    • D. 

      It is designed to improve accuracy of billing information

    • E. 

      It uses codes that start with an alphabetic character

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are characteristics of the main SNOMED CT hierarchy
    • A. 

      It is multi-axial

    • B. 

      It is a polyhierarchy

    • C. 

      It represents a hierarchy of subtypes

    • D. 

      It is represented by the sequence of characters in a SNOMED CT code

    • E. 

      It is a directed acyclic graph (DAG)

  • 3. 
    Which of the following types of concepts are included in SNOMED CT
    • A. 

      Clinical findings

    • B. 

      Procedures

    • C. 

      Substances

    • D. 

      Planets

    • E. 

      Organisms

  • 4. 
    SNOMED CT enables meaning-based retrieval of clinical information
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which of the following are SNOMED CT components
    • A. 

      Subsets

    • B. 

      Relationships

    • C. 

      Concepts

    • D. 

      Statements

    • E. 

      Descriptions

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements about "preferred terms" is true
    • A. 

      There is only one preferred term for each concept in SNOMED CT

    • B. 

      A preferred term is a synonym that is preferred for use in a particular language or dialect

    • C. 

      Preferred terms are the only terms that should be displayed when searching SNOMED CT

    • D. 

      A preferred term must be formally approved by an appropriate professional regulatory authority

    • E. 

      Preferred terms are search list favorites selected by an individual to allow rapid data entry

  • 7. 
    SNOMED CT release files are tab-delimited ASCII text files
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the statements below are true for the following SNOMED CT expression 71620000 | fracture of femur | : 272741003 | laterality | = 7771000 | left | , 363698007 | finding site | = 41111004 | bone structure of shaft of femur | , 116676008 | associated morphology | = 52329006 | fracture, open |
    • A. 

      It is a valid normal form SNOMED CT expression

    • B. 

      It is a valid close-to-user SNOMED CT expression

    • C. 

      It is a valid representation of a closed fracture of the shaft of the left femur

    • D. 

      It is a valid representation of an open fracture of the shaft of the left femur

    • E. 

      It means the same as: 71620000:272741003=7771000,363698007=41111004,116676008=52329006

  • 9. 
    Maps from SNOMED CT to ICD-10 distributed by the IHTSDO
    • A. 

      Are all one-to-one maps linking a SNOMED CT concept to an ICD-10 code

    • B. 

      Include rules that help to determine appropriate maps for a concept depending on other clinical or demographic information

    • C. 

      Are used as a foundation for maps to ICD-10-CM developed by the US National Library of Medicine

    • D. 

      Are represented using Reference sets.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements are true about IHTSDO Members?
    • A. 

      They have a seat on the IHTSDO General Assembly

    • B. 

      They pay an annual membership fee that depends on wealth of their country

    • C. 

      They are required to produce and maintain National Extensions of SNOMED CT

    • D. 

      They are responsible for collecting fees for use of SNOMED CT in their country

    • E. 

      They are permitted to produce, maintain and distribute translations of SNOMED CT

  • 11. 
    The SNOMED CT Affiliate License Agreement ...
    • A. 

      Is issued by IHTSDO Members and is specific to the country of issue

    • B. 

      Is issued by the IHTSDO and permits use of the SNOMED CT International Release

    • C. 

      Permits free use of SNOMED CT throughout the world

    • D. 

      Permits use of SNOMED CT in non-Member Territories subject to payment of a fee per institution

    • E. 

      Permits Affiliate licensees to translate SNOMED CT content

  • 12. 
    The SNOMED CT International Release is updated ...
    • A. 

      Every three months

    • B. 

      Every month

    • C. 

      Every year

    • D. 

      Every six months

    • E. 

      At variable intervals

  • 13. 
    A SNOMED CT Extension can only be created, maintained and distributed by ...
    • A. 

      Someone registered on the IHTSDO Collaborative space

    • B. 

      An IHTSDO Member organization

    • C. 

      An IHTSDO Member or IHTSDO Affiliate in a Member country

    • D. 

      An IHTSDO Member or Affiliate that has been allocated a namespace identifier

    • E. 

      An IHTSDO Member or Affiliate that is registered on the IHTSDO Collaborative space

  • 14. 
    How can you tell if a particular concept identifier represents a procedure
    • A. 

      It has a fully specified name containing the tag "(procedure)"

    • B. 

      The identifier starts with the letter "P"

    • C. 

      It is linked by a chain of one or more "is a" relationships to the concept "procedure"

    • D. 

      It is a descendant of the concept "procedure" in the subtype hierarchy

    • E. 

      The identifier contains a partition identifier referring to the "concept" procedure

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are the names of current SNOMED CT release file structures?
    • A. 

      Reference set

    • B. 

      Concept

    • C. 

      Subset

    • D. 

      Description

    • E. 

      Relationship

  • 16. 
    The relationships in the SNOMED CT "Relationship" release file" :
    • A. 

      Contain all the relationships authored by SNOMED CT editors and quality assured by formally approved processes

    • B. 

      Have all been authored by SNOMED CT editors

    • C. 

      Include some that have been generated by linking SNOMED CT to references in the semantic web

    • D. 

      Represent the set of non-redundant relationships inferred from relationships authored by SNOMED CT editors

    • E. 

      Are generated by applying description logic to relationships stated by SNOMED CT editors

  • 17. 
    The relationships in the SNOMED CT "stated relationships release file"
    • A. 

      Contain all the relationships authored by SNOMED CT editors which have passed quality assurance review

    • B. 

      Have been stated by professional clinical authority in at least one IHTSDO Member country

    • C. 

      Include some that have been generated by reference to the semantic web

    • D. 

      Represent the set of non-redundant relationships inferred from relationships authored by SNOMED CT editors

    • E. 

      Have all been authored by SNOMED CT editors

  • 18. 
    Which of the following associations is a defining relationship of "appendectomy"
    • A. 

      | method | = | excision - action |

    • B. 

      | using access device | = | laparoscope |

    • C. 

      | associated with | = | appendicitis |

    • D. 

      | procedure site - Direct | = | appendix structure |

  • 19. 
    Which of the following associations are defining relationships of "family history of diabetes mellitus type 1"?
    • A. 

      | is a | = | diabetes mellitus type 1 |

    • B. 

      | subject relationship context | = | person in family of subject |

    • C. 

      | associated finding | = | diabetes mellitus type 1 |

    • D. 

      | is a | = | family history of disorder |

  • 20. 
    Which of these expressions are equivalent to "Cholecystectomy and exploration of bile duct"?
    • A. 

      | cholecystectomy | + | exploration of bile duct |

    • B. 

      | procedure | : { | method | = | excision - action | , | procedure site - Direct | = | gallbladder structure | , | method | = | exploration - action | , | procedure site - Direct | = | bile duct structure | }

    • C. 

      | procedure | : { | method | = | excision - action | , | procedure site - Direct | = | gallbladder structure | }, { | method | = | exploration - action | , | procedure site - Direct | = | bile duct structure | }

    • D. 

      | cholecystectomy | : { | method | = | exploration - action | , | procedure site - Direct | = | bile duct structure | }

    • E. 

      | exploration of bile duct | : { | method | = | exploration - action | , | procedure site - Direct | = | bile duct structure | ,| associated procedure | = | cholecystectomy | }

  • 21. 
    Which statements are true of a SNOMED CT RF2 "FULL" release concept files for the International Release?
    • A. 

      The data in these files only goes back to the first RF2 baseline release in January 2012

    • B. 

      The data contains full history back to the first SNOMED CT release in January 2002

    • C. 

      All the rows in the January 2013 are present and unchanged in the July 2013 release

    • D. 

      Only concepts that are active at the release date are represented in the file

    • E. 

      All concepts released on or before the release date are represented in the file.

  • 22. 
    Which statements are true of a SNOMED CT RF2 "SNAPSHOT" release concept file for the International Release?
    • A. 

      All the data in these files has an effective Time that is after the date of the previous release and less than or equal to the current release date

    • B. 

      All the rows in this file are also present (with an identical date) in the "FULL" release for the same release date

    • C. 

      All the rows in the January 2013 release will also be present unchanged in the July 2013 release

    • D. 

      Only concepts that are active at the release date are represented in the file

    • E. 

      There is only one representation of each concept in the file

  • 23. 
    Which statements are true of a SNOMED CT RF2 "DELTA" release concept file for the International Release?
    • A. 

      All the data in the file has an effectiveTime that is after the date of the previous release and less than or equal to the current release date

    • B. 

      All the rows in this file are also present (with an identical date) in the "FULL" release for the same release date

    • C. 

      All the rows in this file are also present (with an identical date) in the "SNAPSHOT" release for the same release date

    • D. 

      Only concepts that are active at the release date are represented in the file

    • E. 

      All concepts released on or before the release date are represented in the file

  • 24. 
    An RF2 SNAPSHOT view for the most recent release date can be generated from ...
    • A. 

      A FULL release for the most recent release date

    • B. 

      A DELTA release for the previous release date and a DELTA release for the most recent release date

    • C. 

      A FULL release for the previous release date and a DELTA release for the previous release date

    • D. 

      A SNAPSHOT release for the previous release date and a DELTA release for the most recent release date

    • E. 

      A Release Format 1 file set

  • 25. 
    Which of the following statements are true about SNOMED CT identifiers (SCTID)?
    • A. 

      An SCTID is a number and contains no other information

    • B. 

      An SCTID tells you nothing about the meaning of a concept or its relationships to other concepts

    • C. 

      Every SCTID contains a check-digit

    • D. 

      Every SCTID includes a partition identifier which indicates whether the SCTID identifies a concept, description or relationship

    • E. 

      Every SCTID includes a namespace identifier which indicates origination of the component

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