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2.29.0 BackboneElement

FHIR Infrastructure Work GroupMaturity Level: NormativeStandards Status: Normative

The base definition for complex elements defined as part of a resource definition - that is, elements that have children that are defined in the resource. Data Type elements do not use this type, though a few data types specialize it (Timing, Dosage, ElementDefinition). For instance, Patient.contact is an element that is defined as part of the patient resource, so it automatically has the type BackboneElement.

Note that the descendant types of BackboneElement are all declared implicitly as part of the definitions of the resources.

Structure

NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
.. BackboneElementNElementBase for elements defined inside a resource
Elements defined in Ancestors: id, extension
... modifierExtension?!Σ0..*ExtensionExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized

doco Documentation for this format

XML Template

<[name] xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir">
 <!-- from Element: extension -->
 <modifierExtension><!-- 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized --></modifierExtension>
</[name]>

JSON Template

{doco
  // from Element: extension
  (Modifier Extensions - see JSON page)
}

Turtle Template

@prefix fhir: <http://hl7.org/fhir/> .

[
 # from Element: Element.extension
  fhir:BackboneElement.modifierExtension [ Extension ], ... ; # 0..* Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
]

Changes since Release 3

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Structure

NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
.. BackboneElementNElementBase for elements defined inside a resource
Elements defined in Ancestors: id, extension
... modifierExtension?!Σ0..*ExtensionExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized

doco Documentation for this format

XML Template

<[name] xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir">
 <!-- from Element: extension -->
 <modifierExtension><!-- 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized --></modifierExtension>
</[name]>

JSON Template

{doco
  // from Element: extension
  (Modifier Extensions - see JSON page)
}

Turtle Template

@prefix fhir: <http://hl7.org/fhir/> .

[
 # from Element: Element.extension
  fhir:BackboneElement.modifierExtension [ Extension ], ... ; # 0..* Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
]

Changes since Release 3

BackboneElement
  • No Changes

See the Full Difference for further information