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Clinical Decision Support Work Group Maturity Level: 0Trial Use Use Context: Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:

Used to express the reason and specific aspect for the variant title, such as language and specific language.

Committee:Clinical Decision Support Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.1492 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: TitleType (Used to express the reason and specific aspect for the variant title, such as language and specific language.)

This code system defines the following codes:

Code Display Definition
primary Primary title Main title for common use. The primary title used for representation if multiple titles exist.
official Official title The official or authoritative title.
scientific Scientific title Title using scientific terminology.
plain-language Plain language title Title using language common to lay public discourse.
subtitle Subtitle Subtitle or secondary title.
short-title Short title Brief title (e.g. 'running title' or title used in page headers)
acronym Acronym Abbreviation used as title
earlier-title Different text in an earlier version Alternative form of title in an earlier version such as epub ahead of print.
language Different language Additional form of title in a different language.
autotranslated Different language derived from autotranslation Machine translated form of title in a different language, language element codes the language into which it was translated by machine.
human-use Human use Human-friendly title
machine-use Machine use Machine-friendly title
duplicate-uid Different text for the same object with a different identifier An alternative form of the title in two or more entries, e.g. in multiple medline entries


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