A standard format for maintaining and distributing a set of references to SNOMED CT components
and optionally associating referenced components with additional information.
A reference set can be used to represent a subset of components (concepts, descriptions or relationships).
- A reference set that associates additional information with referenced components can be used to support various different purposes, such as representing:
- An ordered lists of components;
- Sets of associations between components;
- Maps between SNOMED CT concepts and codes in other code systems, classifications or knowledge resources.
- SNOMED CT reference set