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Biomedical Research and Regulation Work Group Maturity Level: 0Trial Use Use Context: Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


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Codes for the main intent of the study.

Committee:Biomedical Research and Regulation Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.827 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

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This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 21 Oct 2018

This value set contains 8 concepts

Expansion based on version 3.6.0

All codes from system

treatmentTreatmentOne or more interventions are being evaluated for treating a disease, syndrome, or condition.
preventionPreventionOne or more interventions are being assessed for preventing the development of a specific disease or health condition.
diagnosticDiagnosticOne or more interventions are being evaluated for identifying a disease or health condition.
supportive-careSupportive CareOne or more interventions are evaluated for maximizing comfort, minimizing side effects, or mitigating against a decline in the participant's health or function.
screeningScreeningOne or more interventions are assessed or examined for identifying a condition, or risk factors for a condition, in people who are not yet known to have the condition or risk factor.
health-services-researchHealth Services ResearchOne or more interventions for evaluating the delivery, processes, management, organization, or financing of healthcare.
basic-scienceBasic ScienceOne or more interventions for examining the basic mechanism of action (for example, physiology or biomechanics of an intervention).
device-feasibilityDevice FeasibilityAn intervention of a device product is being evaluated to determine the feasibility of the product or to test a prototype device and not health outcomes. Such studies are conducted to confirm the design and operating specifications of a device before beginning a full clinical trial.


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