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

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Version: 4.0.1 4.6.0
Name: AddressUse
Title: AddressUse

The use of an address.

Committee: FHIR Infrastructure Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.4.68 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.68 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: AddressUse (The use of an address.)
  • ValueSet: AddressUse (The use of an address.) AddressUse

The use of an address. This code system defines the following codes:

Code Display Definition
home Home A communication address at a home.
work Work An office address. First choice for business related contacts during business hours.
temp Temporary A temporary address. The period can provide more detailed information.
old Old / Incorrect This address is no longer in use (or was never correct but retained for records).
billing Billing An address to be used to send bills, invoices, receipts etc.


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