Current Build Value Set

FHIR Infrastructure Work Group Maturity Level: 0InformativeUse Context: Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Definition:Telecommunications form for contact point
Committee:FHIR Infrastructure Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.64 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 20 Sep 2017

This value set contains 7 concepts

Expansion based on version 3.1.0

All codes from system

phonePhoneThe value is a telephone number used for voice calls. Use of full international numbers starting with + is recommended to enable automatic dialing support but not required.
faxFaxThe value is a fax machine. Use of full international numbers starting with + is recommended to enable automatic dialing support but not required.
emailEmailThe value is an email address.
pagerPagerThe value is a pager number. These may be local pager numbers that are only usable on a particular pager system.
urlURLA contact that is not a phone, fax, pager or email address and is expressed as a URL. This is intended for various personal contacts including blogs, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Do not use for email addresses.
smsSMSA contact that can be used for sending an sms message (e.g. mobide phones, some landlines)
otherOtherA contact that is not a phone, fax, page or email address and is not expressible as a URL. E.g. Internal mail address. This SHOULD NOT be used for contacts that are expressible as a URL (e.g. Skype, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) Extensions may be used to distinguish "other" contact types.


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Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code