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Extension: DeliveryMethod - Detailed Descriptions

Active as of 2024-06-17

Definitions for the base-ext-delivery-method extension.

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Extension
Definition

An extension describing the service delivery method. If service delivery is virtual, one or more delivery modalities should be specified.

ShortNDH Delivery Method
2. Extension.extension
Control1..?
4. Extension.extension:deliveryMethodtype
Slice NamedeliveryMethodtype
ShortPhysical or Virtual Service Delivery
Control1..1
6. Extension.extension:deliveryMethodtype.extension
Control0..0
8. Extension.extension:deliveryMethodtype.url
Fixed ValuedeliveryMethodtype
10. Extension.extension:deliveryMethodtype.value[x]
Control1..?
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from Delivery Methods Value Set
(required to http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/ValueSet/DeliveryMethodVS)
TypeCodeableConcept
[x] NoteSeeChoice of Data Typesfor further information about how to use [x]
12. Extension.extension:virtualModalities
Slice NamevirtualModalities
ShortModalities of Virtual Delivery
Control0..*
Must Supporttrue
14. Extension.extension:virtualModalities.extension
Control0..0
16. Extension.extension:virtualModalities.url
Fixed ValuevirtualModalities
18. Extension.extension:virtualModalities.value[x]
Control1..?
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from Virtual Modalities Value Set
(extensible to http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/ValueSet/VirtualModalitiesVS)
TypeCodeableConcept
[x] NoteSeeChoice of Data Typesfor further information about how to use [x]
20. Extension.url
Fixed Valuehttp://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/StructureDefinition/base-ext-delivery-method
22. Extension.value[x]
Control0..0

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Extension
Definition

An extension describing the service delivery method. If service delivery is virtual, one or more delivery modalities should be specified.


Optional Extension Element - found in all resources.

ShortNDH Delivery MethodOptional Extensions Element
Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
Is Modifierfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
2. Extension.extension
Definition

An Extension


May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control10..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Extension.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
  • 4. Extension.extension:deliveryMethodtype
    Slice NamedeliveryMethodtype
    Definition

    An Extension

    ShortPhysical or Virtual Service DeliveryAdditional content defined by implementations
    Control10..1*
    TypeExtension
    Is Modifierfalse
    Summaryfalse
    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
    ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
    6. Extension.extension:deliveryMethodtype.extension
    Definition

    An Extension


    May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

    ShortExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
    Comments

    There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

    Control0..0*
    TypeExtension
    Is Modifierfalse
    Summaryfalse
    Alternate Namesextensions, user content
    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
    ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
    SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Extension.extension.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
    • value @ url
    • 8. Extension.extension:deliveryMethodtype.url
      Definition

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

      Shortidentifies the meaning of the extension
      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.

      Control1..1
      Typeuri
      Is Modifierfalse
      XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
      Summaryfalse
      Fixed ValuedeliveryMethodtype
      10. Extension.extension:deliveryMethodtype.value[x]
      Definition

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

      ShortValue of extension
      Control10..1
      BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from For codes, see Delivery Methods Value Set
      (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/ValueSet/DeliveryMethodVS)
      TypeCodeableConcept, date, Meta, Address, Attachment, integer, Count, DataRequirement, Dosage, uuid, Identifier, Coding, SampledData, id, positiveInt, Distance, Period, Duration, canonical, Range, RelatedArtifact, base64Binary, UsageContext, Timing, decimal, ParameterDefinition, dateTime, code, string, Contributor, oid, instant, ContactPoint, HumanName, Money, markdown, Ratio, Age, Reference, TriggerDefinition, Quantity, uri, url, Annotation, ContactDetail, boolean, Expression, Signature, unsignedInt, time
      [x] NoteSeeChoice of Data Typesfor further information about how to use [x]
      Is Modifierfalse
      Summaryfalse
      Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
      12. Extension.extension:virtualModalities
      Slice NamevirtualModalities
      Definition

      An Extension

      ShortModalities of Virtual DeliveryAdditional content defined by implementations
      Control0..*
      TypeExtension
      Is Modifierfalse
      Must Supporttrue
      Summaryfalse
      Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
      ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
      14. Extension.extension:virtualModalities.extension
      Definition

      An Extension


      May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

      ShortExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
      Comments

      There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

      Control0..0*
      TypeExtension
      Is Modifierfalse
      Summaryfalse
      Alternate Namesextensions, user content
      Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
      ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
      SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Extension.extension.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
      • value @ url
      • 16. Extension.extension:virtualModalities.url
        Definition

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

        Shortidentifies the meaning of the extension
        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.

        Control1..1
        Typeuri
        Is Modifierfalse
        XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
        Summaryfalse
        Fixed ValuevirtualModalities
        18. Extension.extension:virtualModalities.value[x]
        Definition

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

        ShortValue of extension
        Control10..1
        BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from For codes, see Virtual Modalities Value Set
        (extensible to http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/ValueSet/VirtualModalitiesVS)
        TypeCodeableConcept, date, Meta, Address, Attachment, integer, Count, DataRequirement, Dosage, uuid, Identifier, Coding, SampledData, id, positiveInt, Distance, Period, Duration, canonical, Range, RelatedArtifact, base64Binary, UsageContext, Timing, decimal, ParameterDefinition, dateTime, code, string, Contributor, oid, instant, ContactPoint, HumanName, Money, markdown, Ratio, Age, Reference, TriggerDefinition, Quantity, uri, url, Annotation, ContactDetail, boolean, Expression, Signature, unsignedInt, time
        [x] NoteSeeChoice of Data Typesfor further information about how to use [x]
        Is Modifierfalse
        Summaryfalse
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        20. Extension.url
        Definition

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

        Shortidentifies the meaning of the extension
        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.

        Control1..1
        Typeuri
        Is Modifierfalse
        XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
        Summaryfalse
        Fixed Valuehttp://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/StructureDefinition/base-ext-delivery-method
        22. Extension.value[x]
        Definition

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

        ShortValue of extension
        Control0..01
        TypeChoice of: base64Binary, boolean, canonical, code, date, dateTime, decimal, id, instant, integer, markdown, oid, positiveInt, string, time, unsignedInt, uri, url, uuid, Address, Age, Annotation, Attachment, CodeableConcept, Coding, ContactPoint, Count, Distance, Duration, HumanName, Identifier, Money, Period, Quantity, Range, Ratio, Reference, SampledData, Signature, Timing, ContactDetail, Contributor, DataRequirement, Expression, ParameterDefinition, RelatedArtifact, TriggerDefinition, UsageContext, Dosage, Meta
        Is Modifierfalse
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Summaryfalse
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))

        Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

        0. Extension
        Definition

        An extension describing the service delivery method. If service delivery is virtual, one or more delivery modalities should be specified.

        ShortNDH Delivery Method
        Control0..*
        This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
        Is Modifierfalse
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
        2. Extension.id
        Definition

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

        ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
        Control0..1
        Typestring
        Is Modifierfalse
        XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
        Summaryfalse
        4. Extension.extension
        Definition

        An Extension

        ShortExtension
        Control1..*
        TypeExtension
        Is Modifierfalse
        Summaryfalse
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
        SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Extension.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
        • value @ url
        • 6. Extension.extension:deliveryMethodtype
          Slice NamedeliveryMethodtype
          Definition

          An Extension

          ShortPhysical or Virtual Service Delivery
          Control1..1
          TypeExtension
          Is Modifierfalse
          Summaryfalse
          Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
          ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
          8. Extension.extension:deliveryMethodtype.id
          Definition

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

          ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
          Control0..1
          Typestring
          Is Modifierfalse
          XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
          Summaryfalse
          10. Extension.extension:deliveryMethodtype.extension
          Definition

          An Extension

          ShortExtension
          Control0..0
          TypeExtension
          Is Modifierfalse
          Summaryfalse
          Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
          ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
          SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Extension.extension.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
          • value @ url
          • 12. Extension.extension:deliveryMethodtype.url
            Definition

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

            Shortidentifies the meaning of the extension
            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.

            Control1..1
            Typeuri
            Is Modifierfalse
            XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
            Summaryfalse
            Fixed ValuedeliveryMethodtype
            14. Extension.extension:deliveryMethodtype.value[x]
            Definition

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

            ShortValue of extension
            Control1..1
            BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from Delivery Methods Value Set
            (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/ValueSet/DeliveryMethodVS)
            TypeCodeableConcept
            [x] NoteSeeChoice of Data Typesfor further information about how to use [x]
            Is Modifierfalse
            Summaryfalse
            Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
            16. Extension.extension:virtualModalities
            Slice NamevirtualModalities
            Definition

            An Extension

            ShortModalities of Virtual Delivery
            Control0..*
            TypeExtension
            Is Modifierfalse
            Must Supporttrue
            Summaryfalse
            Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
            ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
            18. Extension.extension:virtualModalities.id
            Definition

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

            ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
            Control0..1
            Typestring
            Is Modifierfalse
            XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
            Summaryfalse
            20. Extension.extension:virtualModalities.extension
            Definition

            An Extension

            ShortExtension
            Control0..0
            TypeExtension
            Is Modifierfalse
            Summaryfalse
            Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
            ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
            SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Extension.extension.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
            • value @ url
            • 22. Extension.extension:virtualModalities.url
              Definition

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

              Shortidentifies the meaning of the extension
              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.

              Control1..1
              Typeuri
              Is Modifierfalse
              XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
              Summaryfalse
              Fixed ValuevirtualModalities
              24. Extension.extension:virtualModalities.value[x]
              Definition

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

              ShortValue of extension
              Control1..1
              BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from Virtual Modalities Value Set
              (extensible to http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/ValueSet/VirtualModalitiesVS)
              TypeCodeableConcept
              [x] NoteSeeChoice of Data Typesfor further information about how to use [x]
              Is Modifierfalse
              Summaryfalse
              Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
              26. Extension.url
              Definition

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

              Shortidentifies the meaning of the extension
              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.

              Control1..1
              Typeuri
              Is Modifierfalse
              XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
              Summaryfalse
              Fixed Valuehttp://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/StructureDefinition/base-ext-delivery-method
              28. Extension.value[x]
              Definition

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

              ShortValue of extension
              Control0..0
              TypeChoice of: base64Binary, boolean, canonical, code, date, dateTime, decimal, id, instant, integer, markdown, oid, positiveInt, string, time, unsignedInt, uri, url, uuid, Address, Age, Annotation, Attachment, CodeableConcept, Coding, ContactPoint, Count, Distance, Duration, HumanName, Identifier, Money, Period, Quantity, Range, Ratio, Reference, SampledData, Signature, Timing, ContactDetail, Contributor, DataRequirement, Expression, ParameterDefinition, RelatedArtifact, TriggerDefinition, UsageContext, Dosage, Meta
              Is Modifierfalse
              Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
              Summaryfalse
              Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))