Valueset-reference-handling-policy - FHIR v3.4.0
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4.4.1.479 Value Set http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/reference-handling-policy

FHIR Infrastructure Work Group Maturity Level: 5Normative Use Context: Any

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This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.

Summary

Defining URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/reference-handling-policy
Version:3.4.0
Name:ReferenceHandlingPolicy
Definition:

A set of flags that defines how references are supported.

Committee:FHIR Infrastructure Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.202 (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 16 Aug 2018


This value set contains 5 concepts

Expansion based on http://hl7.org/fhir/reference-handling-policy version 3.4.0

All codes from system http://hl7.org/fhir/reference-handling-policy

CodeDisplayDefinition
literalLiteral ReferencesThe server supports and populates Literal references (i.e. using Reference.reference) where they are known (this code does not guarantee that all references are literal; see 'enforced').
logicalLogical ReferencesThe server allows logical references (i.e. using Reference.identifier).
resolvesResolves ReferencesThe server will attempt to resolve logical references to literal references - i.e. converting Reference.identifier to Reference.reference (if resolution fails, the server may still accept resources; see logical).
enforcedReference Integrity EnforcedThe server enforces that references have integrity - e.g. it ensures that references can always be resolved. This is typically the case for clinical record systems, but often not the case for middleware/proxy systems.
localLocal References OnlyThe server does not support references that point to other servers.

 

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LvlA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
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