FHIR R4 Current Build
This is the current officially released version of FHIR, which is R4 (v4.0.0). For a full list of all versions, see the Directory of published versions . Code System http://hl7.org/fhir/issue-severity

FHIR Infrastructure Work Group   Maturity Level : N Normative (from v4.0.0) v4.1.0) Use Context : Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/issue-severity
Version: 4.0.0 4.1.0
Name: IssueSeverity
Title: IssueSeverity

How the issue affects the success of the action.

Committee: FHIR Infrastructure Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.409 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: IssueSeverity (How the issue affects the success of the action.)
  • ValueSet: IssueSeverity (How the issue affects the success of the action.)

How the issue affects the success of the action.

This code system http://hl7.org/fhir/issue-severity defines the following codes:
Code Display Definition
fatal Fatal The issue caused the action to fail and no further checking could be performed.
error Error The issue is sufficiently important to cause the action to fail.
warning Warning The issue is not important enough to cause the action to fail but may cause it to be performed suboptimally or in a way that is not as desired.
information Information The issue has no relation to the degree of success of the action.


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