HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: Basic Resource Types

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/basic-resource-type Version: 0.3.0
Standards status: Draft Maturity Level: 1 Responsible: FHIR Project team Computable Name: BasicResourceTypes
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.138

This value set defines codes for resources not yet supported by (or which will never be supported by) FHIR. Many of the codes listed here will eventually be turned into official resources. However, there is no guarantee that any particular resource will be created nor that the scope will be exactly as defined by the codes presented here. Codes in this set will be deprecated if/when formal resources are defined that encompass these concepts.


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 16 concepts

Expansion based on Basic Resource Types v0.1.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/basic-resource-type

consentConsentAn assertion of permission for an activity or set of activities to occur, possibly subject to particular limitations; e.g. surgical consent, information disclosure consent, etc.
referralReferralA request that care of a particular type be provided to a patient. Could involve the transfer of care, a consult, etc.
adveventAdverse EventAn undesired reaction caused by exposure to some agent (e.g. a medication, immunization, food, or environmental agent).
aptmtreqAppointment RequestA request that a time be scheduled for a type of service for a specified patient, potentially subject to other constraints
transferTransferThe transition of a patient or set of material from one location to another
dietDietThe specification of a set of food and/or other nutritional material to be delivered to a patient.
adminactAdministrative ActivityAn occurrence of a non-care-related event in the healthcare domain, such as approvals, reviews, etc.
exposureExposureRecord of a situation where a subject was exposed to a substance. Usually of interest to public health.
investigationInvestigationA formalized inquiry into the circumstances surrounding a particular unplanned event or potential event for the purposes of identifying possible causes and contributing factors for the event
accountAccountA financial instrument used to track costs, charges or other amounts.
invoiceInvoiceA request for payment for goods and/or services. Includes the idea of a healthcare insurance claim.
adjudicatInvoice AdjudicationThe determination of what will be paid against a particular invoice based on coverage, plan rules, etc.
predetreqPre-determination RequestA request for a pre-determination of the cost that would be paid under an insurance plan for a hypothetical claim for goods or services
predeterminePredeterminationAn adjudication of what would be paid under an insurance plan for a hypothetical claim for goods or services
studyStudyAn investigation to determine information about a particular therapy or product
protocolProtocolA set of (possibly conditional) steps to be taken to achieve some aim. Includes study protocols, treatment protocols, emergency protocols, etc.

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
System 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


2020-10-14reviseVocabulary WGGrahame GrieveReset Version after migration to UTG
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