|Vocabulary Work Group||Maturity Level : 0||Informative||Use Context : Any|
This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.
Indicates the degree of adherence to a specified behavior or capability expected for a system to be deemed conformant with a specification.
|Source Resource||XML / JSON|
This Code system is used in the following value sets:
|SHALL||SHALL||Support for the specified capability is required to be considered conformant.|
|SHOULD||SHOULD||Support for the specified capability is strongly encouraged, and failure to support it should only occur after careful consideration.|
|MAY||MAY||Support for the specified capability is not necessary to be considered conformant, and the requirement should be considered strictly optional.|
|SHOULD-NOT||SHOULD-NOT||Support for the specified capability is strongly discouraged and should occur only after careful consideration.|
See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.
Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:
|Level||A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. See Code System for further information.|
|Source||The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)|
|Code||The code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')|
|Display||The display (used in the display element of a Coding ). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application|
|Definition||An explanation of the meaning of the concept|
|Comments||Additional notes about how to use the code|