HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: ActUncertainty

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ActUncertainty Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: ActUncertainty
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.16899

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A code indicating whether the Act statement as a whole, with its subordinate components has been asserted to be uncertain in any way.

Examples: Patient might have had a cholecystectomy procedure in the past (but isn’t sure).

Constraints: Uncertainty asserted using this attribute applies to the combined meaning of the Act statement established by all descriptive attributes (e.g., Act.code, Act.effectiveTime, Observation.value, SubstanceAdministration.doseQuantity, etc.), and the meanings of any components.

Discussion:This is not intended for use to replace or compete with uncertainty associated with a Observation.values alone or other individual attributes of the class. Such pointed indications of uncertainty should be specified by applying the PPD, UVP or UVN data type extensions to the specific attribute. Particularly if the uncertainty is uncertainty of a quantitative measurement value, this must still be represented by a PPD in the value and NOT using the uncertaintyCode. Also, when differential diagnoses are enumerated or weighed for probability, the UVP or UVN must be used, not the uncertaintyCode. The use of the uncertaintyCode is appropriate only if the entirety of the Act and its dependent Acts is questioned.

Note that very vague uncertainty may be thought related to negationInd, however, the two concepts are really independent. One may be very uncertain about an event, but that does not mean that one is certain about the negation of the event.

References

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)

 

Expansion

Expansion based on codesystem ActUncertainty v3.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 2 concepts.

CodeSystemDisplayDefinition
  Nhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActUncertaintystated with no assertion of uncertainty

Specifies that the act statement is made without explicit tagging of uncertainty. This is the normal statement, meaning that it is not free of errors and uncertainty may still exist.

  Uhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActUncertaintystated with uncertainty

Specifies that the originator of the Act statement does not have full confidence in the applicability (i.e., in event mood: factual truth) of the statement.


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

History

DateActionAuthorCustodianComment
2023-11-14reviseMarc DuteauTSMGAdd standard copyright and contact to internal content; up-476
2022-10-18reviseMarc DuteauTSMGFixing missing metadata; up-349
2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.
2014-03-26reviseVocabulary (Woody Beeler) (no record of original request)2014T1_2014-03-26_001283 (RIM release ID)Lock all vaue sets untouched since 2014-03-26 to trackingId 2014T1_2014_03_26