HL7 Terminology
2.0.0 - Publication

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CodeSystem: ResearchStudyObjectiveType


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/research-study-objective-type
Status:Draft as of 2020-04-09T21:10:28+00:00

Codes for the kind of study objective.

Publisher:HL7 (FHIR Project)
Committee:Biomedical Research and Regulation
Content:Complete: All the concepts defined by the code system are included in the code system resource
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.1248 (for OID based terminology systems)
Value Set:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/research-study-objective-type ( is the value set for all codes in this code system)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/research-study-objective-type defines the following codes:

primary PrimaryThe main question to be answered, and the one that drives any statistical planning for the study—e.g., calculation of the sample size to provide the appropriate power for statistical testing.
secondary SecondaryQuestion to be answered in the study that is of lesser importance than the primary objective.
exploratory ExploratoryExploratory questions to be answered in the study.


2020-10-14reviseGrahame GrieveVocabulary WGReset Version after migration to UTG
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