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CodeSystem: Unified Code for Units of Measure (UCUM)

Official URL: http://unitsofmeasure.org Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2020-11-03 Responsible: LOINC and Health Data Standards, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. Computable Name: UCUM
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.8

Copyright/Legal: The UCUM codes, UCUM table (regardless of format), and UCUM Specification are copyright 1999-2009, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the Unified Codes for Units of Measures (UCUM) Organization. All rights reserved. https://ucum.org/trac/wiki/TermsOfUse

The Unified Code for Units of Measure (UCUM) is a code system intended to include all units of measures being contemporarily used in international science, engineering, and business. The purpose is to facilitate unambiguous electronic communication of quantities together with their units. The focus is on electronic communication, as opposed to communication between humans. A typical application of The Unified Code for Units of Measure are electronic data interchange (EDI) protocols, but there is nothing that prevents it from being used in other types of machine communication.

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

This code system http://unitsofmeasure.org defines many codes, but they are not represented here


2020-11-03createReuben DanielsHL7 Terminology Authority (HTA)Added Unified Code for Units of Measure (UCUM) entry aligned with the HTA.