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The set of SNOMED CT components and reference set members that belong to a focus module identified by SNOMED International and all modules on which that module depends.


  1. The International Edition is the essential foundational content of SNOMED CT on which all other SNOMED CT modules must declare dependencies. 
  2. SNOMED International currently identifies the |SNOMED CT core module (core metadata concept)| as the focus module for the International Edition and the only dependency currently specified for this module is the |Module dependency reference set (foundation metadata concept)|.
  3. The International Edition may be supplemented by extensions maintained and distributed by SNOMED InternationalMembers and Affiliates to meet additional requirements at international, national, local and organizational levels.


  • International Edition

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