HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: ResearchStudyPrimaryPurposeType

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/research-study-prim-purp-type Version: 0.1.0
Draft as of 2020-02-24 Maturity Level: 0 Responsible: HL7 (FHIR Project) Computable Name: ResearchStudyPrimaryPurposeType
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.827

Codes for the main intent of the study.


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 8 concepts

Expansion based on ResearchStudyPrimaryPurposeType v0.1.0 (CodeSystem)


One or more interventions are being evaluated for treating a disease, syndrome, or condition.


One or more interventions are being assessed for preventing the development of a specific disease or health condition.


One or more interventions are being evaluated for identifying a disease or health condition.

  supportive-carehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/research-study-prim-purp-typeSupportive Care

One or more interventions are evaluated for maximizing comfort, minimizing side effects, or mitigating against a decline in the participant's health or function.


One or more interventions are assessed or examined for identifying a condition, or risk factors for a condition, in people who are not yet known to have the condition or risk factor.

  health-services-researchhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/research-study-prim-purp-typeHealth Services Research

One or more interventions for evaluating the delivery, processes, management, organization, or financing of healthcare.

  basic-sciencehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/research-study-prim-purp-typeBasic Science

One or more interventions for examining the basic mechanism of action (for example, physiology or biomechanics of an intervention).

  device-feasibilityhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/research-study-prim-purp-typeDevice Feasibility

An intervention of a device product is being evaluated to determine the feasibility of the product or to test a prototype device and not health outcomes. Such studies are conducted to confirm the design and operating specifications of a device before beginning a full clinical trial.

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
2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.