HL7 Terminology (THO)
5.3.0 - Continuous Process Integration (ci build) International flag

HL7 Terminology (THO), published by HL7 International - Vocabulary Work Group. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 5.3.0). This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/UTG/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: AlternativeCodeKind

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/codesystem-altcode-kind Version: 0.1.0
Draft as of 2020-02-24 Responsible: HL7 (FHIR Project) Computable Name: AlternativeCodeKind
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.952

Indicates the type of use for which the code is defined.


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 5 concepts

Expansion based on codesystem AlternativeCodeKind v0.1.0 (CodeSystem)

  alternatehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/codesystem-altcode-kindAlternate Code

The code is an alternative code that can be used in any of the circumstances that the primary code can be used.


The code should no longer be used, but was used in the past.

  case-insensitivehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/codesystem-altcode-kindCase Insensitive

The code is an alternative to be used when a case insensitive code is required (when the primary codes are case sensitive).

  case-sensitivehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/codesystem-altcode-kindCase Sensitive

The code is an alternative to be used when a case sensitive code is required (when the primary codes are case insensitive).


The code is an alternative for the primary code that is built using the expression grammar defined by the code system.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The 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
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


2020-10-14reviseVocabulary WGGrahame GrieveReset Version after migration to UTG
2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.