|FHIR Infrastructure Work Group||Maturity Level : N||
||Use Context : Any|
This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.
Defines the type of structure that a definition is describing.
|Committee:||FHIR Infrastructure Work Group|
|OID:||2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.668 (for OID based terminology systems)|
|Source Resource||XML / JSON|
This value set is used in the following places:
This value set includes codes from the following code systems:
This value set contains 4 concepts
|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 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|