HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: EntityClassMaterial

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-EntityClassMaterial Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Computable Name: EntityClassMaterial
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.10883

Any thing that has extension in space and mass, may be of living or non-living origin.


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 9 concepts

Expansion based on EntityClass v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

1  MAThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityClassmaterial

Any thing that has extension in space and mass, may be of living or non-living origin.

2    CHEMhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityClasschemical substance

A substance that is fully defined by an organic or inorganic chemical formula, includes mixtures of other chemical substances. Refine using, e.g., IUPAC codes.

2    FOODhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityClassfood

Naturally occurring, processed or manufactured entities that are primarily used as food for humans and animals.

2    MMAThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityClassmanufactured material

Corresponds to the ManufacturedMaterial class

3      CONThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityClasscontainer

A container of other entities.

4        HOLDhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityClassholder

A type of container that can hold other containers or other holders.

3      DEVhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityClassdevice

A subtype of ManufacturedMaterial used in an activity, without being substantially changed through that activity. The kind of device is identified by the code attribute inherited from Entity.

Usage: This includes durable (reusable) medical equipment as well as disposable equipment.

4        CERhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityClasscertificate representation

A physical artifact that stores information about the granting of authorization.

4        MODDVhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityClassimaging modality

Class to contain unique attributes of diagnostic imaging equipment.

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


2022-10-18reviseMarc DuteauTSMGFixing missing metadata; up-349
2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.
2014-03-26reviseVocabulary (Woody Beeler) (no record of original request)2014T1_2014-03-26_001283 (RIM release ID)Lock all vaue sets untouched since 2014-03-26 to trackingId 2014T1_2014_03_26