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FHIR Infrastructure Work Group   Maturity Level : 1 Draft Use Context : Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Version: 4.0.1 4.5.0
Name: BasicResourceTypes
Title: Basic Resource Types

This value set defines codes for resources not yet supported by (or which will never be supported by) FHIR. Many of the codes listed here will eventually be turned into official resources. However, there is no guarantee that any particular resource will be created nor that the scope will be exactly as defined by the codes presented here. Codes in this set will be deprecated if/when formal resources are defined that encompass these concepts.

Committee: FHIR Infrastructure Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.138 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

  • CodeSystem: This value set is the designated 'entire code system' value set for BasicResourceTypes Resource: Basic.code (CodeableConcept / Example )

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 01 Nov 2019 30 Oct 2020

This value set contains 16 concepts

Expansion based on version 4.0.1 Basic Resource Types v4.2.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system

Code Display Definition
consent Consent An assertion of permission for an activity or set of activities to occur, possibly subject to particular limitations; e.g. surgical consent, information disclosure consent, etc.
referral Referral A request that care of a particular type be provided to a patient. Could involve the transfer of care, a consult, etc.
advevent Adverse Event An undesired reaction caused by exposure to some agent (e.g. a medication, immunization, food, or environmental agent).
aptmtreq Appointment Request A request that a time be scheduled for a type of service for a specified patient, potentially subject to other constraints
transfer Transfer The transition of a patient or set of material from one location to another
diet Diet The specification of a set of food and/or other nutritional material to be delivered to a patient.
adminact Administrative Activity An occurrence of a non-care-related event in the healthcare domain, such as approvals, reviews, etc.
exposure Exposure Record of a situation where a subject was exposed to a substance. Usually of interest to public health.
investigation Investigation A formalized inquiry into the circumstances surrounding a particular unplanned event or potential event for the purposes of identifying possible causes and contributing factors for the event
account Account A financial instrument used to track costs, charges or other amounts.
invoice Invoice A request for payment for goods and/or services. Includes the idea of a healthcare insurance claim.
adjudicat Invoice Adjudication The determination of what will be paid against a particular invoice based on coverage, plan rules, etc.
predetreq Pre-determination Request A request for a pre-determination of the cost that would be paid under an insurance plan for a hypothetical claim for goods or services
predetermine Predetermination An adjudication of what would be paid under an insurance plan for a hypothetical claim for goods or services
study Study An investigation to determine information about a particular therapy or product
protocol Protocol A set of (possibly conditional) steps to be taken to achieve some aim. Includes study protocols, treatment protocols, emergency protocols, etc.


See the full registry of value sets defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Lvl A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - 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