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Many clinical applications include data entry interfaces controlled or assisted by  protocols, templates or structured data entry forms. Each field on a data entry form may allow only a limited set of terms or concepts to be entered . The set of candidate 

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RefTypefield
tterm
 or  concept may range from very small (e.g. a set of priorities for a procedure) to very large (e.g. any general diagnosis).
Gloss
SpacePreSpacetruefalse
tReference sets
can be used to restrict the possible values that meet the requirements of a particular data entry protocol.

Examples of using reference sets to support search and data entry include:

A

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SpacePreSpacetruefalse
tSNOMED CT enabled application
GlosTermEnabled application
can use an appropriate
Gloss
SpacePreSpacetruefalse
treference set
to display the valid data entry options and constrain text searches. For more detailed use case examples, please refer to the following sections:

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