SNOMED CT Refset

Description

A SNOMED CT Refset:

  • Is a data structure defined within SNOMED CT ® Release Format 2 (RF2)

  • Consists of a set of references to SNOMED CT ® components, like concepts, descriptions or relationships.

In its simple form a SNOMED CT Refset  is used to represent a subset of SNOMED CT ® content.

SNOMED CT Refsets:

  • Usually represent groups of concepts that share specified characteristics (for example, a specific clinical domain)

  • Support user interface development through the organisation of clinical display, creation of menus and pick-lists, or support of knowledge structures

  • May be created as value sets for messaging or data entry.

Different types of SNOMED CT Refsets  are used to represent:

  • Descriptions or concepts for particular realms or specialties

  • Suitability of particular concepts for use in a particular context in a record.

For further information on SNOMED CT Refsets, see the SNOMED CT ® Glossary at: SNOMED CT reference set.

Change requests for SNOMED CT Refsets released by NHS Digital should be made through the Request Submission Portal on the NHS Digital  website at:  Welcome to the Request Submission Portal.

Also Known As

This Supporting information is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Formerly SNOMED CT Subset
Full name SNOMED CT Reference Set
Plural SNOMED CT Refsets
Short name Refset

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Element ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION COMMUNICATION SUPPORT CODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION CONTACT METHOD CODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL REQUIRED CODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION SPECIFIC INFORMATION FORMAT CODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element ACCOMMODATION STATUS (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element AIDS DEFINING ILLNESS CODE ADULT (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY DRUG (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element CHLAMYDIA TEST RESULT (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element CODED ASSESSMENT TOOL TYPE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element COMORBIDITY (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Supporting Information Clinical Coding Introduction references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Supporting Information Data Dictionary for Care references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE ACUITY (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE ARRIVAL MODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE ATTENDANCE SOURCE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE CHIEF COMPLAINT (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE CLINICAL INVESTIGATION (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DIAGNOSIS (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DIAGNOSIS QUALIFIER (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DISCHARGE DESTINATION (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DISCHARGE FOLLOW UP (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DISCHARGE INFORMATION GIVEN (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DISCHARGE STATUS (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE INJURY ACTIVITY STATUS (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE INJURY ACTIVITY TYPE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE INJURY ALCOHOL OR DRUG INVOLVEMENT (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE INJURY INTENT (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE INJURY MECHANISM (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE PLACE OF INJURY (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE PROCEDURE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Set Female Genital Mutilation Data Set references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element IMAGING CODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element IMAGING CODE (SNOMED-CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element INTERPRETER LANGUAGE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Attribute MENTAL HEALTH ACT LEGAL STATUS CLASSIFICATION CODE references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Attribute NEWBORN BLOOD SPOT TEST OUTCOME STATUS references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Attribute PERSON STATED SEXUAL ORIENTATION CODE references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element PREFERRED SPOKEN LANGUAGE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element REFERRED TO SERVICE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Attribute RELIGIOUS OR OTHER BELIEF SYSTEM AFFILIATION CODE references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Attribute RELIGIOUS OR OTHER BELIEF SYSTEM AFFILIATION GROUP CODE references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION (SNOMED CT DM+D) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element SAFEGUARDING CONCERN (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE ATTENDANCE SOURCE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Supporting Information SNOMED CT references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Supporting Information SNOMED CT Refset references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element SPECIMEN TYPE (CHLAMYDIA TESTING SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset
Data Element THERAPEUTIC INDICATION CODE (SNOMED CT) references in description SNOMED CT Refset