Clinical Document Architecture V2.1
2.1.0 - CI Build

Clinical Document Architecture V2.1, published by Health Level 7. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 2.1.0). This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

StructureDefinition: CDAR2.Material

A subtype of Entity that is inanimate and locationally independent. Materials are entities that are neither Living Subjects nor places. Manufactured or processed products are considered material, even if they originate as living matter. Materials come in a wide variety of physical forms and can pass through different states (ie. Gas, liquid, solid) while still retaining their physical composition and material characteristics. Clarify the meaning of “locationally independent”; suggest removing it and supplanting with first Usage Note sentence. Pharmaceutical substances (including active vaccines containing retarded virus), disposable supplies, durable equipment, implantable devices, food items (including meat or plant products), waste, traded goods.

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Mandatory: 0 element (2 nested mandatory elements)
Fixed Value: 2 elements


Other representations of profile: Schematron

Terminology Bindings

Terminology Bindings

PathConformanceValueSet / Code
Material.classCoderequiredFixed Value: MMAT
Material.determinerCoderequiredFixed Value: KIND