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Extension bestpractice - Detailed Descriptions

FHIR Infrastructure Work Group Maturity Level: 1InformativeUse Context: Any

Detailed Descriptions for the elements in the extension.

Extension
Element IdExtension
Definition

Mark that an invariant represents 'best practice' rule - a rule that implementers may choose to enforce at error level in some or all circumstances.

Cardinality0..1 This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
Comments

Validators may/should offer implementers the choice to enforce invariants labeled as 'best practice' as errors not warnings.

Invariants
Inherited by this element
ele-1RuleAll FHIR elements must have a @value or childrenhasValue() or (children().count() > id.count())
ext-1RuleMust have either extensions or value[x], not bothextension.exists() != value.exists()
Extension.id
Element IdExtension.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

Cardinality0..1
Typestring
Extension.extension
Element IdExtension.extension
Definition

An Extension

Cardinality0..0
TypeExtension
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices. The slicing rules are:
  • unordered
  • Open
  • discriminators: value:url
Extension.url
Element IdExtension.url
Definition

Source of the definition for the extension code - a logical name or a URL.

Cardinality1..1
Typeuri
Comments

The definition may point directly to a computable or human-readable definition of the extensibility codes, or it may be a logical URI as declared in some other specification. The definition SHALL be a URI for the Structure Definition defining the extension.

Fixed Valuehttp://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/elementdefinition-bestpractice
Extension.value[x]
Element IdExtension.value[x]
Definition

Value of extension - must be one of a constrained set of the data types (see Extensibility for a list).

Cardinality1..1
Terminology BindingIndicates the countries, regions, disciplines and other aspects of use within which this artifact is targeted for use.
The codes SHALL be taken from ConformanceUseContext; other codes may be used where these codes are not suitable
TypeChoice of: boolean, CodeableConcept
[x] NoteSee Choice of Data Types for further information about how to use [x]