R4 Ballot #1 (Mixed Normative/Trial use) Release 5 Preview #2
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Optional Extension Element - found in all resources.

Control Cardinality 1..1 0..*
Type DataType

The ability to add extensions in a structured way is what keeps FHIR resources simple.

Defined on this element
ext-1 : Rule Must have either extensions or value[x], not both ( expression : extension.exists() != value.exists(), xpath: exists(f:extension)!=exists(f:*[starts-with(local-name(.), 'value')])) value.exists()

Source of the definition for the extension code - a logical name or a URL.

Control Cardinality 1..1
Type uri

The definition may point directly to a computable or human-readable definition of the extensibility codes, or it may be a logical URI as declared in some other specification. The definition SHALL be a URI for the Structure Definition defining the extension.


Value of extension - may must be a resource or one of a constrained set of the data types (see Extensibility in the spec for a list).

Control Cardinality 0..1
Type *
[x] Note See Choice of Data Types for further information about how to use [x]