FHIR Extensions Pack
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FHIR Extensions Pack, published by HL7 International / FHIR Infrastructure. This guide is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 5.1.0-cibuild built by the FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) CI Build. This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/fhir-extensions/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: alternative code kind value set

Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/codesystem-altcode-kind Version: 5.1.0-cibuild
Standards status: Trial-use Maturity Level: 3 Responsible: HL7 International / Terminology Infrastructure Computable Name: AlternativeCodeKind
Other Identifiers: OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.952

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Changes since version 1.0.0:

Logical Definition (CLD)



Expansion based on codesystem alternative code kind code system v5.1.0-cibuild (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 5 concepts.

  alternatehttp://hl7.org/fhir/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://hl7.org/fhir/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://hl7.org/fhir/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