HL7 Terminology
1.0.0 - Publication

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MIF Concept Relationship Kind


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/mif-conceptRelationshipKind
Title:MIF Concept Relationship Kind

Codes for use in the ext-mif-relationship-relationshipKind to capture V3 Model Interchange Format (MIF) SupportedConceptRelationship.relationshipKind values

Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


Content Logical Definition

Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:



This value set contains 13 concepts

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/hl7TermMaintInfra

SpecializesThe child code is a more narrow version of concept represented by the parent code. I.e. Every child concept is also a valid parent concept. Used to allow determination of subsumption. Must be transitive, irreflexive, antisymetric.
ComponentOfThe child code is a part of the concept represented by the parent code. Used to determine allowed nesting, for example of address components. Must be transitive, irreflexive, antisymetric.
GroupedByThe child code is a part of a grouping represented by the parent code. Used to determine navigational hierarchy not based on a specializes or component relationship. E.g. ICD9 hierarchy. Is transitive, irreflexive and antisymetric
LessThanFor coded ordeinal code systems, indicates that the specified code is considered less than the related code. Used to determine relationships for coded ordinals. Must be transitive, irreflexive, antisymetric.
DefinitionallyQualifiesIdentifies a code that can act as a qualifier for the referenced code, both as part of concept definition within the code system and as part of run-time concept definition to determine concepts allowed for use as qualifiers for a concept within a CD datatype. Must be non-transitive, irreflexive.
NonDefinitionallyQualifiesSame as definitionally qualifies, but restricted to only being used at run-time. Must be non-transitive, irreflexive.
GeneralizesInverse of Specializes. Only included as a derived relationship
ComponentInverse of ComponentOf. Only included as a derived relationship
InGroupInverse of GroupedBy. Only included as a derived relationship
GreaterThanInverse of LessThan. Only included as a derived relationship
DefinitionallyQualifiedByInverse of DefinitionallyQualifies. Only included as a derived relationship
NonDefinitionallyQualifiedByInverse of NonDefinitionallyQualifies. Only included as a derived relationship
OtherThe child code has a relationship with the parent that does not follow one of the pre-defined stereotypical patterns. Any application behavior based on the relationship must be custom-coded. Transitivity, Reflexivity and Symmetry must be asserted

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


2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.