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Patient Administration Work Group Maturity Level: 0Informative Use Context: Not Intended for Production use

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:

This example code System defines a set of codes that can be used to indicate a patient's gender identity.

Committee:Patient Administration Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.973 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: GenderIdentity (This example value set defines a set of codes that can be used to indicate a patient's gender identity.)

This code system defines the following codes:

transgender-female transgender femalethe patient identifies as transgender male-to-female
transgender-male transgender malethe patient identifies as transgender female-to-male
non-binary non-binarythe patient identifies with neither/both female and male
male malethe patient identifies as male
female femalethe patient identifies as female
other otherother gender identity
non-disclose does not wish to disclosethe patient does not wish to disclose his gender identity


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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. 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