HL7 Terminology
1.0.0 - Publication

This page is part of the HL7 Terminology (v1.0.0: Release) based on FHIR R4. The current version which supercedes this version is 5.2.0. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions


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id: v3-UnitOfMeasurePrefix

name: UnitOfMeasurePrefix

status: active

kind: codesystem

date: Mar 20, 2019, 12:00:00 AM

description: Decimal multipliers for units of measure **Deprecation Comment:** This code system was created in error. Implementations should use the code system UCUM with OID 2.16.840.1.113883.6.8 Note that due to some tooling issues, some of the synonym codes that differed only in case (upper/lower) were not being assembled into MIF correctly, therefore they have been removed as a workaround for these tooling issues. This should have limited effect as this system has been deprecated for 8 years, and retired for 4 years, and will be removed soon.


type: oid

value: 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1072

preferred: true


type: uri

value: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-UnitOfMeasurePrefix

preferred: true