Codesystem-structure-definition-kind - FHIR v3.4.0
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4.3.13.123 Code System http://hl7.org/fhir/structure-definition-kind

FHIR Infrastructure Work Group Maturity Level: 5Normative Use Context: Any

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This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.

Summary

Defining URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/structure-definition-kind
Version:3.4.0
Name:StructureDefinitionKind
Definition:

Defines the type of structure that a definition is describing.

Committee:FHIR Infrastructure Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.669 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

Defines the type of structure that a definition is describing.

This code system http://hl7.org/fhir/structure-definition-kind defines the following codes:

CodeDisplayDefinition
primitive-type Primitive Data TypeA primitive type that has a value and an extension. These can be used throughout complex datatype, Resource and extension definitions. Only the base specification can define primitive types.
complex-type Complex Data TypeA complex structure that defines a set of data elements that is suitable for use in 'resources'. The base specification defines a number of complex types, and other specifications can define additional types. These structures do not have a maintained identity.
resource ResourceA 'resource' - a directed acyclic graph of elements that aggregrates other types into an identifiable entity. The base FHIR resources are defined by the FHIR specification itself but other 'resources' can be defined in additional specifications (though these will not be recognised as 'resources' by the FHIR specification (i.e. they do not get end-points etc, or act as the targets of references in FHIR defined resources - though other specificatiosn can treat them this way).
logical LogicalA pattern or a template that is not intended to be a real resource or complex type.

 

See the full registry of code systems 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. 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