HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: Location type

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/location-physical-type Version: 0.3.0
Standards status: Draft Maturity Level: 1 Responsible: FHIR Project team Computable Name: LocationType
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.328

This example value set defines a set of codes that can be used to indicate the physical form of the Location.


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 15 concepts

Expansion based on Location type v1.0.0 (CodeSystem)


A collection of buildings or other locations such as a site or a campus.


Any Building or structure. This may contain rooms, corridors, wings, etc. It might not have walls, or a roof, but is considered a defined/allocated space.


A Wing within a Building, this often contains levels, rooms and corridors.


A Ward is a section of a medical facility that may contain rooms and other types of location.


A Level in a multi-level Building/Structure.


Any corridor within a Building, that may connect rooms.


A space that is allocated as a room, it may have walls/roof etc., but does not require these.


A space that is allocated for sleeping/laying on. This is not the physical bed/trolley that may be moved about, but the space it may occupy.


A means of transportation.


A residential dwelling. Usually used to reference a location that a person/patient may reside.


A container that can store goods, equipment, medications or other items.


A defined path to travel between 2 points that has a known name.


A defined physical boundary of something, such as a flood risk zone, region, postcode


A wide scope that covers a conceptual domain, such as a Nation (Country wide community or Federal Government - e.g. Ministry of Health), Province or State (community or Government), Business (throughout the enterprise), Nation with a business scope of an agency (e.g. CDC, FDA etc.) or a Business segment (UK Pharmacy), not just an physical boundary


A location that is virtual in nature, such as a conference call or virtual meeting space

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


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