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ValueSet: ObservationMeasureType

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ObservationMeasureType Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2014-08-07 Computable Name: ObservationMeasureType
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.20368

Observation values used to indicate what kind of health quality measure is used.


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 10 concepts

Expansion based on ObservationValue v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

1  _ObservationMeasureTypehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationValueObservationMeasureType

Observation values used to indicate what kind of health quality measure is used.

2    COMPOSITEhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationValuecomposite measure type

A measure that is composed from one or more other measures and indicates an overall summary of those measures.

2    EFFICIENCYhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationValueefficiency measure type

A measure related to the efficiency of medical treatment.

2    EXPERIENCEhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationValueexperience measure type

A measure related to the level of patient engagement or patient experience of care.

2    OUTCOMEhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationValueoutcome measure type

A measure that indicates the result of the performance (or non-performance) of a function or process.

3      INTERM-OMhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationValueintermediate clinical outcome measure

A measure that evaluates the change over time of a physiologic state observable that is associated with a specific long-term health outcome.

3      PRO-PMhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationValuepatient reported outcome performance measure

A measure that is a comparison of patient reported outcomes for a single or multiple patients collected via an instrument specifically designed to obtain input directly from patients.

2    PROCESShttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationValueprocess measure type

A measure which focuses on a process which leads to a certain outcome, meaning that a scientific basis exists for believing that the process, when executed well, will increase the probability of achieving a desired outcome.

3      APPROPRIATEhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationValueappropriate use process measure

A measure that assesses the use of one or more processes where the expected health benefit exceeds the expected negative consequences.

2    RESOURCEhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationValueresource use measure type

A measure related to the extent of use of clinical resources or cost of care.

2    STRUCTUREhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationValuestructure measure type

A measure related to the structure of patient care.

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


2022-10-18reviseTSMGMarc DuteauFixing missing metadata; up-349
2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.
2014-08-07revise2014T2_2014-08-07_001291 (RIM release ID)CQI (Russ Hamm) (no record of original request)The original description implied the value set only covered process and outcome, so a dsecription change was applied since the value set content increased with the addition of codes to the undelying code system..