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Extension
Standards StatusThis element has a standards status of "Normative"
Definition

Optional Extension Element - found in all resources.

Short DisplayOptional Extensions Element
Cardinality0..*
TypeDataType
Requirements

The ability to add extensions in a structured way is what keeps FHIR resources simple.

Invariants
Defined on this element
ext-1Rule Must have either extensions or value[x], not bothextension.exists() != value.exists()
Extension.url
Definition

Source of the definition for the extension code - a logical name or a URL.

Short Displayidentifies the meaning of the extension
Cardinality1..1
Typeuri
Comments

The definition may point directly to a computable or human-readable definition of the extensibility codes, or it may be a logical URI as declared in some other specification. The definition SHALL be a URI for the Structure Definition defining the extension.

Extension.value[x]
Definition

Value of extension - must be one of a constrained set of the data types (see Extensibility for a list).

Short DisplayValue of extension
Cardinality0..1
Type*
[x] NoteSee Choice of Datatypes for further information about how to use [x]