Release 4

Extension precision - Detailed Descriptions

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

Detailed Descriptions for the elements in the extension.

Extension
Element IdExtension
Definition

Explicit precision of the number. This is the number of significant decimal places after the decimal point, irrespective of how many are actually present in the explicitly represented decimal.

Cardinality0..1
Comments

The presence of this extension does not change conformance expectations with regard to rendering and calculations that use the number - these are still based on the raw decimal value. Applications that perform calculations SHALL ensure that this extension is removed or updated to the correct precision value if the number is changed. Applications should consider using the exponential form (e.g. 2.10e3) on the raw decimal to manage significant figures, but should be mindful of human display when doing so.

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
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()
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/quantity-precision
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
Typeinteger
[x] NoteSee Choice of Data Types for further information about how to use [x]
Invariants
Inherited by this element
ele-1RuleAll FHIR elements must have a @value or childrenhasValue() or (children().count() > id.count())