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This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/name-use
Definition:The use of a human name
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.2.36 (for OID based terminology systems)
System URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/name-use
System OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.36
Source ResourceXML / JSON

Concept Maps for this value set:

to v2 Name Typev2 map for NameUseXMLJSON
to v3 Code System EntityNameUseR2v3 map for NameUseXMLJSON

This value set is used in the following places: Content Logical Definition

This value set has an inline code system http://hl7.org/fhir/name-use, which defines the following codes:

CodeDisplayDefinitionv3 Map (EntityNameUseR2)v2 Map (0200)
usual UsualKnown as/conventional/the one you normally use=C~D
official OfficialThe formal name as registered in an official (government) registry, but which name might not be commonly used. May be called "legal name".=OR~L
temp TempA temporary name. Name.period can provide more detailed information. This may also be used for temporary names assigned at birth or in emergency situations.=T~TEMP
nickname NicknameA name that is used to address the person in an informal manner, but is not part of their formal or usual name~P~N
anonymous AnonymousAnonymous assigned name, alias, or pseudonym (used to protect a person's identity for privacy reasons)~ANON~S
old OldThis name is no longer in use (or was never correct, but retained for records)~OLD<NOUSE
maiden MaidenA name used prior to marriage. Marriage naming customs vary greatly around the world. This name use is for use by applications that collect and store "maiden" names. Though the concept of maiden name is often gender specific, the use of this term is not gender specific. The use of this term does not imply any particular history for a person's name, nor should the maiden name be determined algorithmically.=M~M


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Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

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