Vital Records Death Reporting (VRDR) FHIR Implementation Guide
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Vital Records Death Reporting (VRDR) FHIR Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International / Public Health. This guide is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 3.0.0-cibuild built by the FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) CI Build. This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/vrdr/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Resource Profile: Decedent Disposition Method

Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/us/vrdr/StructureDefinition/vrdr-decedent-disposition-method Version: 3.0.0-cibuild
Draft as of 2024-07-19 Computable Name: DecedentDispositionMethod
Other Identifiers: OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.40.10.42.25

Decedent Disposition Method (Observation)

IJE Mapping

Mortality (Decedent)
Use Case # Description IJE Name Field Type Value Set/Comments
Mortality 33 Method of Disposition DISP value codeable MethodOfDispositionVS

Form Mapping

Form Mapping
Item # Form Field FHIR Profile Field Reference
18 Method of Disposition value Certificate of Death

Usage:

Changes since version true:

  • No changes
  • Formal Views of Profile Content

    Description of Profiles, Differentials, Snapshots and how the different presentations work.

    This structure is derived from Observation

    NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
    .. Observation Observation
    ... status 1..1 code registered | preliminary | final | amended +
    Required Pattern: final
    ... code 1..1 CodeableConcept Body disposition method
    Required Pattern: At least the following
    .... coding 1..* Coding Code defined by a terminology system
    Fixed Value: (complex)
    ..... system 1..1 uri Identity of the terminology system
    Fixed Value: http://loinc.org
    ..... code 1..1 code Symbol in syntax defined by the system
    Fixed Value: 80905-3
    ... subject 1..1 Reference(Patient - Vital Records) Who and/or what the observation is about
    ... value[x] 1..1 CodeableConcept Actual result
    Binding: Method of Disposition ValueSet (required)

    doco Documentation for this format

    Terminology Bindings (Differential)

    PathConformanceValueSetURI
    Observation.value[x]requiredMethodOfDispositionVS
    http://hl7.org/fhir/us/vrdr/ValueSet/vrdr-method-of-disposition-vs
    from this IG
    NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
    .. Observation C 0..* Observation Measurements and simple assertions
    obs-6: dataAbsentReason SHALL only be present if Observation.value[x] is not present
    obs-7: If Observation.code is the same as an Observation.component.code then the value element associated with the code SHALL NOT be present
    ... implicitRules ?!Σ 0..1 uri A set of rules under which this content was created
    ... modifierExtension ?! 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored
    ... status ?!Σ 1..1 code registered | preliminary | final | amended +
    Binding: ObservationStatus (required): Codes providing the status of an observation.


    Required Pattern: final
    .... coding 1..* Coding Code defined by a terminology system
    Fixed Value: (complex)
    ..... system 1..1 uri Identity of the terminology system
    Fixed Value: http://loinc.org
    ..... code 1..1 code Symbol in syntax defined by the system
    Fixed Value: 80905-3
    ... subject Σ 1..1 Reference(Patient - Vital Records) Who and/or what the observation is about
    ... performer Σ 0..* Reference(Practitioner - Vital Records) Mortician
    ... value[x] ΣC 1..1 CodeableConcept Actual result
    Binding: Method of Disposition ValueSet (required)

    doco Documentation for this format

    Terminology Bindings

    PathConformanceValueSet / CodeURI
    Observation.statusrequiredPattern: final
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-status|4.0.1
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.codeexamplePattern: LOINC Code 80905-3
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-codes
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.value[x]requiredMethodOfDispositionVS
    http://hl7.org/fhir/us/vrdr/ValueSet/vrdr-method-of-disposition-vs
    from this IG
    NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
    .. Observation C 0..* Observation Measurements and simple assertions
    obs-6: dataAbsentReason SHALL only be present if Observation.value[x] is not present
    obs-7: If Observation.code is the same as an Observation.component.code then the value element associated with the code SHALL NOT be present
    ... id Σ 0..1 id Logical id of this artifact
    ... meta Σ 0..1 Meta Metadata about the resource
    ... implicitRules ?!Σ 0..1 uri A set of rules under which this content was created
    ... language 0..1 code Language of the resource content
    Binding: CommonLanguages (preferred): A human language.

    Additional BindingsPurpose
    AllLanguages Max Binding
    ... text 0..1 Narrative Text summary of the resource, for human interpretation
    ... contained 0..* Resource Contained, inline Resources
    ... extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
    ... modifierExtension ?! 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored
    ... identifier Σ 0..* Identifier Business Identifier for observation
    ... basedOn Σ 0..* Reference(CarePlan | DeviceRequest | ImmunizationRecommendation | MedicationRequest | NutritionOrder | ServiceRequest) Fulfills plan, proposal or order
    ... partOf Σ 0..* Reference(MedicationAdministration | MedicationDispense | MedicationStatement | Procedure | Immunization | ImagingStudy) Part of referenced event
    ... status ?!Σ 1..1 code registered | preliminary | final | amended +
    Binding: ObservationStatus (required): Codes providing the status of an observation.


    Required Pattern: final
    ... category 0..* CodeableConcept Classification of type of observation
    Binding: ObservationCategoryCodes (preferred): Codes for high level observation categories.


    ... code Σ 1..1 CodeableConcept Body disposition method
    Binding: LOINCCodes (example): Codes identifying names of simple observations.


    Required Pattern: At least the following
    .... id 0..1 string Unique id for inter-element referencing
    .... extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
    .... coding 1..* Coding Code defined by a terminology system
    Fixed Value: (complex)
    ..... id 0..1 string Unique id for inter-element referencing
    ..... extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
    ..... system 1..1 uri Identity of the terminology system
    Fixed Value: http://loinc.org
    ..... version 0..1 string Version of the system - if relevant
    ..... code 1..1 code Symbol in syntax defined by the system
    Fixed Value: 80905-3
    ..... display 0..1 string Representation defined by the system
    ..... userSelected 0..1 boolean If this coding was chosen directly by the user
    .... text 0..1 string Plain text representation of the concept
    ... subject Σ 1..1 Reference(Patient - Vital Records) Who and/or what the observation is about
    ... focus Σ 0..* Reference(Resource) What the observation is about, when it is not about the subject of record
    ... encounter Σ 0..1 Reference(Encounter) Healthcare event during which this observation is made
    ... effective[x] Σ 0..1 Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation
    .... effectiveDateTime dateTime
    .... effectivePeriod Period
    .... effectiveTiming Timing
    .... effectiveInstant instant
    ... issued Σ 0..1 instant Date/Time this version was made available
    ... performer Σ 0..* Reference(Practitioner - Vital Records) Mortician
    ... value[x] ΣC 1..1 CodeableConcept Actual result
    Binding: Method of Disposition ValueSet (required)
    ... dataAbsentReason C 0..1 CodeableConcept Why the result is missing
    Binding: DataAbsentReason (extensible): Codes specifying why the result (Observation.value[x]) is missing.

    ... interpretation 0..* CodeableConcept High, low, normal, etc.
    Binding: ObservationInterpretationCodes (extensible): Codes identifying interpretations of observations.


    ... note 0..* Annotation Comments about the observation
    ... bodySite 0..1 CodeableConcept Observed body part
    Binding: SNOMEDCTBodyStructures (example): Codes describing anatomical locations. May include laterality.

    ... method 0..1 CodeableConcept How it was done
    Binding: ObservationMethods (example): Methods for simple observations.

    ... specimen 0..1 Reference(Specimen) Specimen used for this observation
    ... device 0..1 Reference(Device | DeviceMetric) (Measurement) Device
    ... referenceRange C 0..* BackboneElement Provides guide for interpretation
    obs-3: Must have at least a low or a high or text
    .... id 0..1 string Unique id for inter-element referencing
    .... extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
    .... modifierExtension ?!Σ 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
    .... low C 0..1 SimpleQuantity Low Range, if relevant
    .... high C 0..1 SimpleQuantity High Range, if relevant
    .... type 0..1 CodeableConcept Reference range qualifier
    Binding: ObservationReferenceRangeMeaningCodes (preferred): Code for the meaning of a reference range.

    .... appliesTo 0..* CodeableConcept Reference range population
    Binding: ObservationReferenceRangeAppliesToCodes (example): Codes identifying the population the reference range applies to.


    .... age 0..1 Range Applicable age range, if relevant
    .... text 0..1 string Text based reference range in an observation
    ... hasMember Σ 0..* Reference(Observation | QuestionnaireResponse | MolecularSequence) Related resource that belongs to the Observation group
    ... derivedFrom Σ 0..* Reference(DocumentReference | ImagingStudy | Media | QuestionnaireResponse | Observation | MolecularSequence) Related measurements the observation is made from
    ... component Σ 0..* BackboneElement Component results
    .... id 0..1 string Unique id for inter-element referencing
    .... extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
    .... modifierExtension ?!Σ 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
    .... code Σ 1..1 CodeableConcept Type of component observation (code / type)
    Binding: LOINCCodes (example): Codes identifying names of simple observations.

    .... value[x] Σ 0..1 Actual component result
    ..... valueQuantity Quantity
    ..... valueCodeableConcept CodeableConcept
    ..... valueString string
    ..... valueBoolean boolean
    ..... valueInteger integer
    ..... valueRange Range
    ..... valueRatio Ratio
    ..... valueSampledData SampledData
    ..... valueTime time
    ..... valueDateTime dateTime
    ..... valuePeriod Period
    .... dataAbsentReason C 0..1 CodeableConcept Why the component result is missing
    Binding: DataAbsentReason (extensible): Codes specifying why the result (Observation.value[x]) is missing.

    .... interpretation 0..* CodeableConcept High, low, normal, etc.
    Binding: ObservationInterpretationCodes (extensible): Codes identifying interpretations of observations.


    .... referenceRange 0..* See referenceRange (Observation) Provides guide for interpretation of component result

    doco Documentation for this format

    Terminology Bindings

    PathConformanceValueSet / CodeURI
    Observation.languagepreferredCommonLanguages
    Additional Bindings Purpose
    AllLanguages Max Binding
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/languages
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.statusrequiredPattern: final
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-status|4.0.1
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.categorypreferredObservationCategoryCodes
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-category
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.codeexamplePattern: LOINC Code 80905-3
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-codes
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.value[x]requiredMethodOfDispositionVS
    http://hl7.org/fhir/us/vrdr/ValueSet/vrdr-method-of-disposition-vs
    from this IG
    Observation.dataAbsentReasonextensibleDataAbsentReason
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/data-absent-reason
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.interpretationextensibleObservationInterpretationCodes
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-interpretation
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.bodySiteexampleSNOMEDCTBodyStructures
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/body-site
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.methodexampleObservationMethods
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-methods
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.referenceRange.typepreferredObservationReferenceRangeMeaningCodes
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/referencerange-meaning
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.referenceRange.appliesToexampleObservationReferenceRangeAppliesToCodes
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/referencerange-appliesto
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.component.codeexampleLOINCCodes (a valid code from LOINC)
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-codes
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.component.dataAbsentReasonextensibleDataAbsentReason
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/data-absent-reason
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.component.interpretationextensibleObservationInterpretationCodes
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-interpretation
    from the FHIR Standard

    Differential View

    This structure is derived from Observation

    NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
    .. Observation Observation
    ... status 1..1 code registered | preliminary | final | amended +
    Required Pattern: final
    ... code 1..1 CodeableConcept Body disposition method
    Required Pattern: At least the following
    .... coding 1..* Coding Code defined by a terminology system
    Fixed Value: (complex)
    ..... system 1..1 uri Identity of the terminology system
    Fixed Value: http://loinc.org
    ..... code 1..1 code Symbol in syntax defined by the system
    Fixed Value: 80905-3
    ... subject 1..1 Reference(Patient - Vital Records) Who and/or what the observation is about
    ... value[x] 1..1 CodeableConcept Actual result
    Binding: Method of Disposition ValueSet (required)

    doco Documentation for this format

    Terminology Bindings (Differential)

    PathConformanceValueSetURI
    Observation.value[x]requiredMethodOfDispositionVS
    http://hl7.org/fhir/us/vrdr/ValueSet/vrdr-method-of-disposition-vs
    from this IG

    Key Elements View

    NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
    .. Observation C 0..* Observation Measurements and simple assertions
    obs-6: dataAbsentReason SHALL only be present if Observation.value[x] is not present
    obs-7: If Observation.code is the same as an Observation.component.code then the value element associated with the code SHALL NOT be present
    ... implicitRules ?!Σ 0..1 uri A set of rules under which this content was created
    ... modifierExtension ?! 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored
    ... status ?!Σ 1..1 code registered | preliminary | final | amended +
    Binding: ObservationStatus (required): Codes providing the status of an observation.


    Required Pattern: final
    .... coding 1..* Coding Code defined by a terminology system
    Fixed Value: (complex)
    ..... system 1..1 uri Identity of the terminology system
    Fixed Value: http://loinc.org
    ..... code 1..1 code Symbol in syntax defined by the system
    Fixed Value: 80905-3
    ... subject Σ 1..1 Reference(Patient - Vital Records) Who and/or what the observation is about
    ... performer Σ 0..* Reference(Practitioner - Vital Records) Mortician
    ... value[x] ΣC 1..1 CodeableConcept Actual result
    Binding: Method of Disposition ValueSet (required)

    doco Documentation for this format

    Terminology Bindings

    PathConformanceValueSet / CodeURI
    Observation.statusrequiredPattern: final
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-status|4.0.1
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.codeexamplePattern: LOINC Code 80905-3
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-codes
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.value[x]requiredMethodOfDispositionVS
    http://hl7.org/fhir/us/vrdr/ValueSet/vrdr-method-of-disposition-vs
    from this IG

    Snapshot View

    NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
    .. Observation C 0..* Observation Measurements and simple assertions
    obs-6: dataAbsentReason SHALL only be present if Observation.value[x] is not present
    obs-7: If Observation.code is the same as an Observation.component.code then the value element associated with the code SHALL NOT be present
    ... id Σ 0..1 id Logical id of this artifact
    ... meta Σ 0..1 Meta Metadata about the resource
    ... implicitRules ?!Σ 0..1 uri A set of rules under which this content was created
    ... language 0..1 code Language of the resource content
    Binding: CommonLanguages (preferred): A human language.

    Additional BindingsPurpose
    AllLanguages Max Binding
    ... text 0..1 Narrative Text summary of the resource, for human interpretation
    ... contained 0..* Resource Contained, inline Resources
    ... extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
    ... modifierExtension ?! 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored
    ... identifier Σ 0..* Identifier Business Identifier for observation
    ... basedOn Σ 0..* Reference(CarePlan | DeviceRequest | ImmunizationRecommendation | MedicationRequest | NutritionOrder | ServiceRequest) Fulfills plan, proposal or order
    ... partOf Σ 0..* Reference(MedicationAdministration | MedicationDispense | MedicationStatement | Procedure | Immunization | ImagingStudy) Part of referenced event
    ... status ?!Σ 1..1 code registered | preliminary | final | amended +
    Binding: ObservationStatus (required): Codes providing the status of an observation.


    Required Pattern: final
    ... category 0..* CodeableConcept Classification of type of observation
    Binding: ObservationCategoryCodes (preferred): Codes for high level observation categories.


    ... code Σ 1..1 CodeableConcept Body disposition method
    Binding: LOINCCodes (example): Codes identifying names of simple observations.


    Required Pattern: At least the following
    .... id 0..1 string Unique id for inter-element referencing
    .... extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
    .... coding 1..* Coding Code defined by a terminology system
    Fixed Value: (complex)
    ..... id 0..1 string Unique id for inter-element referencing
    ..... extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
    ..... system 1..1 uri Identity of the terminology system
    Fixed Value: http://loinc.org
    ..... version 0..1 string Version of the system - if relevant
    ..... code 1..1 code Symbol in syntax defined by the system
    Fixed Value: 80905-3
    ..... display 0..1 string Representation defined by the system
    ..... userSelected 0..1 boolean If this coding was chosen directly by the user
    .... text 0..1 string Plain text representation of the concept
    ... subject Σ 1..1 Reference(Patient - Vital Records) Who and/or what the observation is about
    ... focus Σ 0..* Reference(Resource) What the observation is about, when it is not about the subject of record
    ... encounter Σ 0..1 Reference(Encounter) Healthcare event during which this observation is made
    ... effective[x] Σ 0..1 Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation
    .... effectiveDateTime dateTime
    .... effectivePeriod Period
    .... effectiveTiming Timing
    .... effectiveInstant instant
    ... issued Σ 0..1 instant Date/Time this version was made available
    ... performer Σ 0..* Reference(Practitioner - Vital Records) Mortician
    ... value[x] ΣC 1..1 CodeableConcept Actual result
    Binding: Method of Disposition ValueSet (required)
    ... dataAbsentReason C 0..1 CodeableConcept Why the result is missing
    Binding: DataAbsentReason (extensible): Codes specifying why the result (Observation.value[x]) is missing.

    ... interpretation 0..* CodeableConcept High, low, normal, etc.
    Binding: ObservationInterpretationCodes (extensible): Codes identifying interpretations of observations.


    ... note 0..* Annotation Comments about the observation
    ... bodySite 0..1 CodeableConcept Observed body part
    Binding: SNOMEDCTBodyStructures (example): Codes describing anatomical locations. May include laterality.

    ... method 0..1 CodeableConcept How it was done
    Binding: ObservationMethods (example): Methods for simple observations.

    ... specimen 0..1 Reference(Specimen) Specimen used for this observation
    ... device 0..1 Reference(Device | DeviceMetric) (Measurement) Device
    ... referenceRange C 0..* BackboneElement Provides guide for interpretation
    obs-3: Must have at least a low or a high or text
    .... id 0..1 string Unique id for inter-element referencing
    .... extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
    .... modifierExtension ?!Σ 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
    .... low C 0..1 SimpleQuantity Low Range, if relevant
    .... high C 0..1 SimpleQuantity High Range, if relevant
    .... type 0..1 CodeableConcept Reference range qualifier
    Binding: ObservationReferenceRangeMeaningCodes (preferred): Code for the meaning of a reference range.

    .... appliesTo 0..* CodeableConcept Reference range population
    Binding: ObservationReferenceRangeAppliesToCodes (example): Codes identifying the population the reference range applies to.


    .... age 0..1 Range Applicable age range, if relevant
    .... text 0..1 string Text based reference range in an observation
    ... hasMember Σ 0..* Reference(Observation | QuestionnaireResponse | MolecularSequence) Related resource that belongs to the Observation group
    ... derivedFrom Σ 0..* Reference(DocumentReference | ImagingStudy | Media | QuestionnaireResponse | Observation | MolecularSequence) Related measurements the observation is made from
    ... component Σ 0..* BackboneElement Component results
    .... id 0..1 string Unique id for inter-element referencing
    .... extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
    .... modifierExtension ?!Σ 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
    .... code Σ 1..1 CodeableConcept Type of component observation (code / type)
    Binding: LOINCCodes (example): Codes identifying names of simple observations.

    .... value[x] Σ 0..1 Actual component result
    ..... valueQuantity Quantity
    ..... valueCodeableConcept CodeableConcept
    ..... valueString string
    ..... valueBoolean boolean
    ..... valueInteger integer
    ..... valueRange Range
    ..... valueRatio Ratio
    ..... valueSampledData SampledData
    ..... valueTime time
    ..... valueDateTime dateTime
    ..... valuePeriod Period
    .... dataAbsentReason C 0..1 CodeableConcept Why the component result is missing
    Binding: DataAbsentReason (extensible): Codes specifying why the result (Observation.value[x]) is missing.

    .... interpretation 0..* CodeableConcept High, low, normal, etc.
    Binding: ObservationInterpretationCodes (extensible): Codes identifying interpretations of observations.


    .... referenceRange 0..* See referenceRange (Observation) Provides guide for interpretation of component result

    doco Documentation for this format

    Terminology Bindings

    PathConformanceValueSet / CodeURI
    Observation.languagepreferredCommonLanguages
    Additional Bindings Purpose
    AllLanguages Max Binding
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/languages
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.statusrequiredPattern: final
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-status|4.0.1
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.categorypreferredObservationCategoryCodes
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-category
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.codeexamplePattern: LOINC Code 80905-3
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-codes
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.value[x]requiredMethodOfDispositionVS
    http://hl7.org/fhir/us/vrdr/ValueSet/vrdr-method-of-disposition-vs
    from this IG
    Observation.dataAbsentReasonextensibleDataAbsentReason
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/data-absent-reason
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.interpretationextensibleObservationInterpretationCodes
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-interpretation
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.bodySiteexampleSNOMEDCTBodyStructures
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/body-site
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.methodexampleObservationMethods
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-methods
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.referenceRange.typepreferredObservationReferenceRangeMeaningCodes
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/referencerange-meaning
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.referenceRange.appliesToexampleObservationReferenceRangeAppliesToCodes
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/referencerange-appliesto
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.component.codeexampleLOINCCodes (a valid code from LOINC)
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-codes
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.component.dataAbsentReasonextensibleDataAbsentReason
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/data-absent-reason
    from the FHIR Standard
    Observation.component.interpretationextensibleObservationInterpretationCodes
    http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-interpretation
    from the FHIR Standard

     

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