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4.3.16.382 Code System http://hl7.org/fhir/variable-handling

Clinical Decision Support Work Group Maturity Level: 5Trial Use Use Context: Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.

Summary

Defining URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/variable-handling
Version:4.6.0
Name:EvidenceVariableHandling
Title:EvidenceVariableHandling
Definition:

The handling of the variable in statistical analysis for exposures or outcomes (E.g. Dichotomous, Continuous, Descriptive).

Committee:Clinical Decision Support Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.0 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: EvidenceVariableHandling (The handling of the variable in statistical analysis for exposures or outcomes (E.g. Dichotomous, Continuous, Descriptive).)

This code system http://hl7.org/fhir/variable-handling defines the following codes:

Code Display Definition
continuous continuous variable A continuous variable is one for which, within the limits the variable ranges, any value is possible (from STATO http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/STATO_0000251).
dichotomous dichotomous variable A dichotomous variable is a categorical variable which is defined to have only 2 categories or possible values (from STATO http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/STATO_0000090).
ordinal ordinal variable An ordinal variable is a categorical variable where the discrete possible values are ordered or correspond to an implicit ranking (from STATO http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/STATO_0000228).
polychotomous polychotomous variable A polychotomous variable is a categorical variable which is defined to have minimally 2 categories or possible values. (from STATO http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/STATO_0000087). Suggestion to limit code use to situations when neither dichotomous nor ordinal variables apply.

 

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DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
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