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ValueSet: GeneralAddressUse

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-GeneralAddressUse Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: GeneralAddressUse
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.20315

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Logical Definition (CLD)



Expansion based on codesystem AddressUse v3.0.1 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 11 concepts.

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 This code is used to cover the situations where it is known that the address is no longer valid, but no particular time range for its use is known.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.

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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