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Definition of a "variable"
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 A Variable is an abstraction of data. It conceptualises the set of values that the element can adopt.

Example: In the Care Set AllergyIntolerance, the element "AllergyIntolerance.Code" is the variable which indicates the substance to which the patient is hypersensitive. This variable is associated with the list of SNOMED CT concepts that can be used to represent the causative agents (value set).

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