HL7 Terminology
1.0.0 - Publication

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Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/certainty-subcomponent-type

The subcomponent classification of quality of evidence rating systems.

Publisher:HL7 (FHIR Project)
Committee:Clinical Decision Support
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.1359 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


This value set is not used

Content Logical Definition

Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 8 concepts

Expansion based on StatisticCertaintySubcomponentType v4.2.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/certainty-subcomponent-type

RiskOfBiasRisk of biasmethodologic concerns reducing internal validity.
InconsistencyInconsistencyconcerns that findings are not similar enough to support certainty.
IndirectnessIndirectnessconcerns reducing external validity.
ImprecisionImprecisionfuzzy or wide variability.
PublicationBiasPublication biaslikelihood that what is published misrepresents what is available to publish.
DoseResponseGradientDose response gradienthigher certainty due to dose response relationship.
PlausibleConfoundingPlausible confoundinghigher certainty due to risk of bias in opposite direction.
LargeEffectLarge effecthigher certainty due to large effect size.

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
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)
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


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