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See the Directory of published versions icon CodeSystem http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/communication-category

Patient Care icon Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/communication-category

Codes for general categories of communications such as alerts, instructions, etc.

Committee:Patient Care icon Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.4.1076 (for OID based terminology systems)
Flags:CaseSensitive, Complete
All codes ValueSet:CommunicationCategory

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: CommunicationCategory icon (Codes for general categories of communications such as alerts, instructions, etc.)
  • ValueSet: CommunicationCategory (Codes for general categories of communications such as alerts, instructions, etc.)

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/communication-category defines the following codes:

alert AlertThe communication conveys an alert.btn btn
notification NotificationThe communication conveys a notification.btn btn
reminder ReminderThe communication conveys a reminder.btn btn
instruction InstructionThe communication conveys an instruction.btn btn


See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.

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. 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