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4.3.14.132 4.3.14.135 Code System http://hl7.org/fhir/structure-definition-kind

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This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.

Summary

Defining URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/structure-definition-kind
Version: 4.0.0 4.1.0
Name: StructureDefinitionKind
Title: StructureDefinitionKind
Definition:

Defines the type of structure that a definition is describing.

Committee: FHIR Infrastructure Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.669 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

Defines the type of structure that a definition is describing.

This code system http://hl7.org/fhir/structure-definition-kind defines the following codes:
Code Display Definition
primitive-type Primitive Data Type A primitive type that has a value and an extension. These can be used throughout complex datatype, Resource and extension definitions. Only the base specification can define primitive types.
complex-type Complex Data Type A complex structure that defines a set of data elements that is suitable for use in 'resources'. The base specification defines a number of complex types, and other specifications can define additional types. These structures do not have a maintained identity.
resource Resource A 'resource' - a directed acyclic graph of elements that aggregrates other types into an identifiable entity. The base FHIR resources are defined by the FHIR specification itself but other 'resources' can be defined in additional specifications (though these will not be recognised as 'resources' by the FHIR specification (i.e. they do not get end-points etc, or act as the targets of references in FHIR defined resources - though other specificatiosn can treat them this way).
logical Logical A pattern or a template that is not intended to be a real resource or complex type.

 

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