Release 5

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FHIR Infrastructure icon Work Group Maturity Level: 5Trial Use Use Context: Country: Global (Whole world), Not yet ready for Production use
Official URL: Version: 5.0.0
active as of 2023-03-26 Computable Name: AdditionalBindingPurposeVS
Flags: Experimental, Immutable OID:

This value set is used in the following places:

Additional Binding Purpose


This expansion generated 26 Mar 2023

This value set contains 10 concepts

Expansion based on Additional Binding Purpose Codes v5.0.0 (CodeSystem)

  maximum Binding

A required binding, for use when the binding strength is 'extensible' or 'preferred'

  minimum Binding

The minimum allowable value set - any conformant system SHALL support all these codes

  required Binding

This value set is used as a required binding (in addition to the base binding (not a replacement), usually in a particular usage context)

  extensible Binding

This value set is used as an extensible binding (in addition to the base binding (not a replacement), usually in a particular usage context)

  candidate Binding

This value set is a candidate to substitute for the overall conformance value set in some situations; usually these are defined in the documentation

  current Binding

New records are required to use this value set, but legacy records may use other codes. The definition of 'new record' is difficult, since systems often create new records based on pre-existing data. Usually 'current' bindings are mandated by an external authority that makes clear rules around this

  preferred Binding

This is the value set that is preferred in a given context (documentation should explain why)

  ui Suggested Binding

This value set is provided for user look up in a given context. Typically, these valuesets only include a subset of codes relevant for input in a context

  starter Binding

This value set is a good set of codes to start with when designing your system

  component Binding

This value set is a component of the base value set. Usually this is called out so that documentation can be written about a portion of the value set


See the full registry of value sets defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LvlA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
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