Release 5 Draft Ballot

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Vocabulary Work GroupMaturity Level: N/AStandards Status: Informative

Raw JSON (canonical form + also see JSON Format Specification)

Definition for Code System DefinitionResourceType

  "resourceType" : "CodeSystem",
  "id" : "definition-resource-types",
  "meta" : {
    "lastUpdated" : "2022-05-17T15:24:24.905+00:00"
  "text" : {
    "status" : "generated",
    "div" : "<div>!-- Snipped for Brevity --></div>"
  "extension" : [{
    "url" : "",
    "valueCode" : "vocab"
  "url" : "",
  "identifier" : [{
    "system" : "urn:ietf:rfc:3986",
    "value" : "urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.1057"
  "version" : "4.6.0",
  "name" : "DefinitionResourceType",
  "title" : "DefinitionResourceType",
  "status" : "draft",
  "experimental" : false,
  "date" : "2022-05-17T15:24:24+00:00",
  "description" : "A list of all the definition resource types defined in this version of the FHIR specification.",
  "caseSensitive" : true,
  "valueSet" : "",
  "content" : "complete",
  "concept" : [{
    "code" : "ActivityDefinition",
    "display" : "ActivityDefinition",
    "definition" : "This resource allows for the definition of some activity to be performed, independent of a particular patient, practitioner, or other performance context."
    "code" : "EventDefinition",
    "display" : "EventDefinition",
    "definition" : "The EventDefinition resource provides a reusable description of when a particular event can occur."
    "code" : "Measure",
    "display" : "Measure",
    "definition" : "The Measure resource provides the definition of a quality measure."
    "code" : "OperationDefinition",
    "display" : "OperationDefinition",
    "definition" : "A formal computable definition of an operation (on the RESTful interface) or a named query (using the search interaction)."
    "code" : "PlanDefinition",
    "display" : "PlanDefinition",
    "definition" : "This resource allows for the definition of various types of plans as a sharable, consumable, and executable artifact. The resource is general enough to support the description of a broad range of clinical artifacts such as clinical decision support rules, order sets and protocols."
    "code" : "Questionnaire",
    "display" : "Questionnaire",
    "definition" : "A structured set of questions intended to guide the collection of answers from end-users. Questionnaires provide detailed control over order, presentation, phraseology and grouping to allow coherent, consistent data collection."

Usage note: every effort has been made to ensure that the examples are correct and useful, but they are not a normative part of the specification.