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CodeSystem: preferredMethodOfContact

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0185 Version: 2.1.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: HL7, Inc Computable Name: PreferredMethodOfContact
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.98

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HL7-defined code system of concepts specifying which of a group of multiple phone numbers is the preferred method of contact for this person. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the STF, PRD, and CTD segments.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0185 (Preferred Method of Contact)

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


statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statuscodeStatus of the concept
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedcodeVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecated

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0185 defines the following codes:

B Beeper NumberBeeper Number
C Cellular Phone NumberCellular Phone Number
E E-Mail Address (for backward compatibility)E-Mail Address (for backward compatibility)
F FAX NumberFAX Number
H Home Phone NumberHome Phone Number
O Office Phone NumberOffice Phone Number

Additional Language Displays

CodeDeutsch (German, de)
Hprivate Telefonnummer
ODienstliche Telefonnummer


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