Current Build Code System

Infrastructure And Messaging Work Group Maturity Level: 4Trial Use Use Context: Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:

The kind of response to a message.

Committee:Infrastructure And Messaging Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.381 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: ResponseType (The kind of response to a message.)
  • ValueSet: ResponseType (The kind of response to a message.)

The kind of response to a message.

This code system defines the following codes:

ok OKThe message was accepted and processed without error.
transient-error Transient ErrorSome internal unexpected error occurred - wait and try again. Note - this is usually used for things like database unavailable, which may be expected to resolve, though human intervention may be required.
fatal-error Fatal ErrorThe message was rejected because of a problem with the content. There is no point in re-sending without change. The response narrative SHALL describe the issue.


See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.

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. 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