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Biomedical Research and Regulation Work Group   Maturity Level : 0 Informative Use Context : Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/research-study-objective-type
Version: 4.0.0 4.1.0
Name: ResearchStudyObjectiveType
Title: ResearchStudyObjectiveType

Codes for the kind of study objective.

Committee: Biomedical Research and Regulation Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.1248 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

Codes for the kind of study objective.

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/research-study-objective-type defines the following codes:
Code Display Definition
primary Primary The main question to be answered, and the one that drives any statistical planning for the study—e.g., study—e.g., calculation of the sample size to provide the appropriate power for statistical testing.
secondary Secondary Question to be answered in the study that is of lesser importance than the primary objective.
exploratory Exploratory Exploratory questions to be answered in the study.


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