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ValueSet: AddressUse

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-AddressUse Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Computable Name: AddressUse
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.190

No description


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 codesystem AddressUse v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

1  _GeneralAddressUsehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUse_GeneralAddressUse

Description: Address uses that can apply to both postal and telecommunication addresses.

2    BADhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUsebad address

Description: A flag indicating that the address is bad, in fact, useless.

2    CONFhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUseconfidential address

Description: Indicates that the address is considered sensitive and should only be shared or published in accordance with organizational controls governing patient demographic information with increased sensitivity. Uses of Addresses. Lloyd to supply more complete description.

2    Hhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUsehome address

Description: A communication address at a home, attempted contacts for business purposes might intrude privacy and chances are one will contact family or other household members instead of the person one wishes to call. Typically used with urgent cases, or if no other contacts are available.

3      HPhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUseprimary home

Description: The primary home, to reach a person after business hours.

3      HVhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUsevacation home

Description: A vacation home, to reach a person while on vacation.

2    OLDhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUseno longer in use

This address is no longer in use.

Usage Note: Address may also carry valid time ranges. This code is used to cover the situations where it is known that the address is no longer valid, but no particular time range for its use is known.

2    TMPhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUsetemporary address

Description: A temporary address, may be good for visit or mailing. Note that an address history can provide more detailed information.

2    WPhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUsework place

Description: An office address. First choice for business related contacts during business hours.

3      DIRhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUsedirect

Description: Indicates a work place address or telecommunication address that reaches the individual or organization directly without intermediaries. For phones, often referred to as a 'private line'.

3      PUBhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUsepublic

Description: Indicates a work place address or telecommunication address that is a 'standard' address which may reach a reception service, mail-room, or other intermediary prior to the target entity.

1  _PostalAddressUsehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUse_PostalAddressUse

Description: Address uses that only apply to postal addresses, not telecommunication addresses.

2    PHYShttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUsephysical visit address

Description: Used primarily to visit an address.

2    PSThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUsepostal address

Description: Used to send mail.

1  _TelecommunicationAddressUsehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUse_TelecommunicationAddressUse

Description: Address uses that only apply to telecommunication addresses, not postal addresses.

2    AShttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUseanswering service

Description: An automated answering machine used for less urgent cases and if the main purpose of contact is to leave a message or access an automated announcement.

2    EChttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUseemergency contact

Description: A contact specifically designated to be used for emergencies. This is the first choice in emergencies, independent of any other use codes.

2    MChttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUsemobile contact)

Description: A telecommunication device that moves and stays with its owner. May have characteristics of all other use codes, suitable for urgent matters, not the first choice for routine business.

2    PGhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressUsepager

Description: A paging device suitable to solicit a callback or to leave a very short message.

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