FHIR Release 3 (STU)

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Orders and Observations Work Group Maturity Level: 5InformativeUse Context: Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-relationshiptypes
Definition:Codes specifying how two observations are related.
Committee:Orders and Observations Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.389 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 19 Apr 2017

This value set contains 6 concepts

Expansion based on http://hl7.org/fhir/observation-relationshiptypes version 3.0.2

All codes from system http://hl7.org/fhir/observation-relationshiptypes

has-memberHas MemberThis observation is a group observation (e.g. a battery, a panel of tests, a set of vital sign measurements) that includes the target as a member of the group.
derived-fromDerived FromThe target resource (Observation or QuestionnaireResponse) is part of the information from which this observation value is derived. (e.g. calculated anion gap, Apgar score) NOTE: "derived-from" is the only logical choice when referencing QuestionnaireResponse.
sequel-toSequel ToThis observation follows the target observation (e.g. timed tests such as Glucose Tolerance Test).
replacesReplacesThis observation replaces a previous observation (i.e. a revised value). The target observation is now obsolete.
qualified-byQualified ByThe value of the target observation qualifies (refines) the semantics of the source observation (e.g. a lipemia measure target from a plasma measure).
interfered-byInterfered ByThe value of the target observation interferes (degrades quality, or prevents valid observation) with the semantics of the source observation (e.g. a hemolysis measure target from a plasma potassium measure, which has no value).


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Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA 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
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe 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
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code