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General Extensions for use by FHIR Implementers

FHIR Infrastructure Work GroupMaturity Level: N/ABallot Status: Informative
A set of general extensions defined for the convenience of implementers that use FHIR resources


data-absent-reasonData Absent Reason :

Provides a reason why the expected value or elements in the element that is extended are missing.

birthPlaceBirth Place :

The registered place of birth of the patient. A sytem may use the address.text if they don't store the birthPlace address in discrete elements.

body-structureBodyStructure Reference :

Record details about the anatomical location of a specimen or body part. This resource may be used when a coded concept does not provide the necessary detail needed for the use case.

rendered-valueRendered Value :

Provides a rendered version of the value intended for human display.  For example, a sensitive identifier (e.g. social security number) partially obscured by asterisks; a drivers licence number with dashes inserted; a date formatted as MMM dd, yyyy; etc.

geolocationGeolocation :

The absolute geographic location of the Location, expressed using the WGS84 datum (This is the same co-ordinate system used in KML).

translationTranslation :

Language translation from base language of resource to another language.