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4.2.12.null 4.3.14.412 Code System http://hl7.org/fhir/abstract-types

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This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.

Summary

Defining URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/abstract-types
Version: 4.1.0
Name: AbstractType
Title: AbstractType
Definition:

A type list of the base types defined by this version of the FHIR specification - types that is an abstract type are defined, but for which only specializations actually are created.

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

This Code System is normative - it is generated based on the information defined in this specification. The definition will remain fixed across versions, but the actual contents will change from version to version

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: AbstractType (A type list of the base types defined by this version of the FHIR specification - types that is an abstract type) are defined, but for which only specializations actually are created.)
  • ValueSet: FHIRAllTypes (Either an abstract type, a resource or a data type.) (A list of all the concrete types defined in this version of the FHIR specification - Abstract Types, Data Types and Resource Types.)
  • ValueSet: AbstractType (A list of the base types defined by this version of the FHIR specification - types that are defined, but for which only specializations actually are created.)
  • ValueSet: FHIRAllTypes (A list of all the concrete types defined in this version of the FHIR specification - Abstract Types, Data Types and Resource Types.)

A type list of the base types defined by this version of the FHIR specification - types that is an abstract type are defined, but for which only specializations actually are created.

This code system http://hl7.org/fhir/abstract-types defines the following codes:
Code Display Definition
Type Type A place holder that means any kind of data type
Any Any A place holder that means any kind of resource

 

See the full registry of value sets 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. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies 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