HL7 Terminology (THO)
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CodeSystem: relationship

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0063 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: Relationship
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.24

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HL7-defined code system of concepts specifying an actual personal relationship that the next of kin/associated party has to a patient. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the NK1 and IN1 segments.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0063 (Relationship)

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statuscodeStatus of the concept
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedcodeVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecated


This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0063 defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

CodeDisplayDefinitionDeutsch (German, de)
SEL SelfSelfselbst
SPO SpouseSpousePartner
DOM Life partnerLife partnerLebenspartner
CHD ChildChildKind
GCH GrandchildGrandchildEnkel
NCH Natural childNatural childeigenes Kind
SCH StepchildStepchildStiefkind
FCH Foster childFoster childPflegekind
DEP Handicapped dependentHandicapped dependentBegleitperson für Hilfsbedürftige
WRD Ward of courtWard of courtVormund
PAR ParentParentEltern
MTH MotherMotherMutter
FTH FatherFatherVater
CGV Care giverCare giverPflegeeltern
GRD GuardianGuardianPate
GRP GrandparentGrandparentGroßeltern
EXF Extended familyExtended familyerweiterter Familienkreis
SIB SiblingSiblingGeschwister
BRO BrotherBrotherBruder
SIS SisterSisterSchwester
FND FriendFriendFreund
OAD Other adultOther adultanderer Erwachsener
EME EmployeeEmployeeAngestellter
EMR EmployerEmployerArbeitgeber
ASC AssociateAssociate
EMC Emergency contactEmergency contactAnsprechpartner in Notfällen
OWN OwnerOwnerEigentümer
TRA TrainerTrainerTrainer
MGR ManagerManagerManager
NON NoneNonekeine
UNK UnknownUnknownunbekannt
OTH OtherOtherandere


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