Release 4
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v2.NameUse (

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DRAFT. Published on 01/11/2019 9:29:23 AM Dec 13, 2019 11:06:44 PM by HL7 (FHIR Project) ( , ).

Source Concept Details Equivalence Relationship Destination Concept Details
Code from NameUse Code from v2 Name Type
usual (Usual) equivalent D (Customary Name)
official (Official) equivalent L (Official Registry Name)
temp (Temp) equivalent TEMP (Temporary Name)
nickname (Nickname) equivalent N (Nickname)
anonymous (Anonymous) equivalent S (Pseudonym)
old (Old) wider broader NOUSE (No Longer To Be Used)
wider broader BAD (Bad Name)
maiden (Name changed for Marriage) equivalent M (Maiden Name)



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