CH ORF (R4)
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Resource Profile: ChOrfComposition - Detailed Descriptions

Active as of 2023-12-28

Definitions for the ch-orf-composition resource profile.

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Composition
ShortCH ORF Composition
2. Composition.text
ShortNarrative text of the composition
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
4. Composition.extension
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
6. Composition.extension:dataEnterer
Slice NamedataEnterer
ShortThe person/organization who has typed/filled in the form content
Control0..1
TypeExtension(EPR Data Enterer) (Complex Extension)
Must Supporttrue
8. Composition.extension:urgentNoficationContactForThisDocument
Slice NameurgentNoficationContactForThisDocument
ShortAn information recipient to notify for urgent matters
Control0..1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Urgent Notification Contact For This Documet) (Extension Type: Reference)
Must Supporttrue
10. Composition.extension:urgentNoficationContactForTheResponseToThisDocument
Slice NameurgentNoficationContactForTheResponseToThisDocument
ShortAn information recipient to notify for urgent matters about the response
Control0..1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Urgent Notification Contact For The Response To This Document) (Extension Type: Reference)
Must Supporttrue
12. Composition.extension:receiver
Slice Namereceiver
ShortPerson/organization who receives the document
Control0..1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Receiver) (Extension Type: Reference)
Must Supporttrue
14. Composition.extension:copyReceiver
Slice NamecopyReceiver
ShortPerson/organization who receives the copy of this order (shall receive also all results therefrom)
Control0..*
TypeExtension(CH ORF Copy Receiver) (Extension Type: Reference)
Must Supporttrue
16. Composition.extension:precedentDocument
Slice NameprecedentDocument
ShortIdentifier of the document which precedes this document in a thread.
Control0..1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Precedent Document) (Extension Type: Identifier)
Must Supporttrue
18. Composition.extension:antecedentEpisodeOfCare
Slice NameantecedentEpisodeOfCare
ShortDocumentation of the antecedent episode of care e.g hospitalisation in case of care transfer between instituitons e.g. hospitals, rehab. clinics, retirement homes etc.
Control0..1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Episode of Care) (Extension Type: Reference)
Must Supporttrue
20. Composition.extension:initiator
Slice Nameinitiator
ShortProfile to specify who intiated this order; in particulars for spitex and transfer to retirement home etc.
Control0..1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Initiator) (Complex Extension)
Must Supporttrue
22. Composition.extension:patientConsent
Slice NamepatientConsent
ShortTo specify if the patient gave an informed consent to this order; in particulars for spitex and transfer to retirement home etc.
Control0..1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Patient Consent) (Extension Type: Reference)
Must Supporttrue
24. Composition.status
Must Supporttrue
26. Composition.type
ShortPrecise type of clinical document
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from DocumentEntry.typeCode
Must Supporttrue
28. Composition.category
ShortHigh-level kind of a clinical document at a macro level
Control1..1
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from DocumentEntry.classCode
Must Supporttrue
30. Composition.subject
ShortPatient as the principle target of a particular form content
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
32. Composition.author
ShortThe person/organization responsible for the form content
Control0..1
TypeReference(CH Core PractitionerRole)
Must Supporttrue
34. Composition.title
ShortMeaningful title
Must Supporttrue
36. Composition.section
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.section. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • pattern @ code
38. Composition.section:orderReferral
Slice NameorderReferral
ShortContains the data that supports the order and referral by form.
Control1..1
Must Supporttrue
40. Composition.section:orderReferral.title
ShortOrder-Referral
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
42. Composition.section:orderReferral.code
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
Pattern Value&lt;valueCodeableConcept&nbsp;xmlns=&quot;http://hl7.org/fhir&quot;&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;coding&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;system&nbsp;value=&quot;http://loinc.org&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;code&nbsp;value=&quot;93037-0&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/coding&gt;<br/>&lt;/valueCodeableConcept&gt;<br/>
44. Composition.section:orderReferral.text
Must Supporttrue
46. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.section.entry. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • profile @ resolve()
48. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:Questionnaire
Slice NameQuestionnaire
ShortQuestionnaire
Control0..1
TypeReference(CH ORF Questionnaire)
Must Supporttrue
50. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:Questionnaire.reference
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
52. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:QuestionnaireResponse
Slice NameQuestionnaireResponse
ShortQuestionnaireResponse
Control0..1
TypeReference(CH ORF QuestionnaireResponse)
Must Supporttrue
54. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:QuestionnaireResponse.reference
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
56. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:ServiceRequest
Slice NameServiceRequest
ShortServiceRequest
Control1..*
TypeReference(CH ORF ServiceRequest)
Must Supporttrue
58. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:ServiceRequest.reference
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
60. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:DocumentReference
Slice NameDocumentReference
ShortDocumentReference
Control0..*
TypeReference(CH ORF DocumentReference)
Must Supporttrue
62. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:DocumentReference.reference
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
64. Composition.section:orderReferral.section
Control0..0
66. Composition.section:originalRepresentation
Slice NameoriginalRepresentation
ShortContains the original representation as a PDF of the current document.
Control0..1
Must Supporttrue
68. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.title
ShortOriginal representation
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
70. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.code
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
Pattern Value&lt;valueCodeableConcept&nbsp;xmlns=&quot;http://hl7.org/fhir&quot;&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;coding&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;system&nbsp;value=&quot;http://loinc.org&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;code&nbsp;value=&quot;55108-5&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;display&nbsp;value=&quot;Clinical&nbsp;presentation&nbsp;Document&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/coding&gt;<br/>&lt;/valueCodeableConcept&gt;<br/>
72. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.text
ShortRepresentation of the original view
Control1..?
Must Supporttrue
74. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.entry
ShortAccording to the EPR ordonnance the PDF has to be in PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-2 format.
Control1..1
TypeReference(Binary)
Must Supporttrue
76. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.section
Control0..0

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Composition
Definition

A set of healthcare-related information that is assembled together into a single logical package that provides a single coherent statement of meaning, establishes its own context and that has clinical attestation with regard to who is making the statement. A Composition defines the structure and narrative content necessary for a document. However, a Composition alone does not constitute a document. Rather, the Composition must be the first entry in a Bundle where Bundle.type=document, and any other resources referenced from Composition must be included as subsequent entries in the Bundle (for example Patient, Practitioner, Encounter, etc.).

ShortCH ORF CompositionA set of resources composed into a single coherent clinical statement with clinical attestation
Comments

While the focus of this specification is on patient-specific clinical statements, this resource can also apply to other healthcare-related statements such as study protocol designs, healthcare invoices and other activities that are not necessarily patient-specific or clinical.

Control0..*
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsdom-2: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT contain nested Resources (contained.contained.empty())
dom-3: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL be referred to from elsewhere in the resource or SHALL refer to the containing resource (contained.where((('#'+id in (%resource.descendants().reference | %resource.descendants().as(canonical) | %resource.descendants().as(uri) | %resource.descendants().as(url))) or descendants().where(reference = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists()).not()).trace('unmatched', id).empty())
dom-4: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a meta.versionId or a meta.lastUpdated (contained.meta.versionId.empty() and contained.meta.lastUpdated.empty())
dom-5: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a security label (contained.meta.security.empty())
dom-6: A resource should have narrative for robust management (text.`div`.exists())
2. Composition.implicitRules
Definition

A reference to a set of rules that were followed when the resource was constructed, and which must be understood when processing the content. Often, this is a reference to an implementation guide that defines the special rules along with other profiles etc.

ShortA set of rules under which this content was created
Comments

Asserting this rule set restricts the content to be only understood by a limited set of trading partners. This inherently limits the usefulness of the data in the long term. However, the existing health eco-system is highly fractured, and not yet ready to define, collect, and exchange data in a generally computable sense. Wherever possible, implementers and/or specification writers should avoid using this element. Often, when used, the URL is a reference to an implementation guide that defines these special rules as part of it's narrative along with other profiles, value sets, etc.

Control0..1
Typeuri
Is Modifiertrue because This element is labeled as a modifier because the implicit rules may provide additional knowledge about the resource that modifies it's meaning or interpretation
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
4. Composition.text
Definition

A human-readable narrative that contains a summary of the resource and can be used to represent the content of the resource to a human. The narrative need not encode all the structured data, but is required to contain sufficient detail to make it "clinically safe" for a human to just read the narrative. Resource definitions may define what content should be represented in the narrative to ensure clinical safety.

ShortNarrative text of the compositionText summary of the resource, for human interpretation
Comments

Contained resources do not have narrative. Resources that are not contained SHOULD have a narrative. In some cases, a resource may only have text with little or no additional discrete data (as long as all minOccurs=1 elements are satisfied). This may be necessary for data from legacy systems where information is captured as a "text blob" or where text is additionally entered raw or narrated and encoded information is added later.

Control10..1
TypeNarrative
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesnarrative, html, xhtml, display
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
6. Composition.extension
Definition

An Extension


May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
8. Composition.extension:dataEnterer
Slice NamedataEnterer
Definition

Extension to define the information about the person and organization that entered data and the time of the data input

ShortThe person/organization who has typed/filled in the form content
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(EPR Data Enterer) (Complex Extension)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
10. Composition.extension:urgentNoficationContactForThisDocument
Slice NameurgentNoficationContactForThisDocument
Definition

An information recipient to notify for urgent matters (e.g. in a radiology service, the radiologist has to be called by phone right away at the time the doucment is received).

ShortAn information recipient to notify for urgent matters
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Urgent Notification Contact For This Documet) (Extension Type: Reference)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
12. Composition.extension:urgentNoficationContactForTheResponseToThisDocument
Slice NameurgentNoficationContactForTheResponseToThisDocument
Definition

An information recipient to notify for urgent matters about the response. (e.g. in a clinical setting, the referring doctor has to be called by phone right away at the time the images and reports arrive. The Urgent Notification Contact for the Response can be specified already in the request. At the time the response is written, this element shall be populated to the Urgent Notification Contact element in the response.)

ShortAn information recipient to notify for urgent matters about the response
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Urgent Notification Contact For The Response To This Document) (Extension Type: Reference)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
14. Composition.extension:receiver
Slice Namereceiver
Definition

Person/organization who receives the document

ShortPerson/organization who receives the document
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Receiver) (Extension Type: Reference)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
16. Composition.extension:copyReceiver
Slice NamecopyReceiver
Definition

Receiver of the copy of this order and the results therefrom

ShortPerson/organization who receives the copy of this order (shall receive also all results therefrom)
Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Copy Receiver) (Extension Type: Reference)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
18. Composition.extension:precedentDocument
Slice NameprecedentDocument
Definition

Identifier of the document which precedes this document in a thread.

ShortIdentifier of the document which precedes this document in a thread.
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Precedent Document) (Extension Type: Identifier)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
20. Composition.extension:antecedentEpisodeOfCare
Slice NameantecedentEpisodeOfCare
Definition

Documentation of the antecedent episode of care e.g hospitalisation in case of care transfer between instituitons e.g. hospitals, rehab. clinics, retirement homes etc.

ShortDocumentation of the antecedent episode of care e.g hospitalisation in case of care transfer between instituitons e.g. hospitals, rehab. clinics, retirement homes etc.
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Episode of Care) (Extension Type: Reference)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
22. Composition.extension:initiator
Slice Nameinitiator
Definition

Extension to define person/organization who initated this order (may or may not receive a copy)

ShortProfile to specify who intiated this order; in particulars for spitex and transfer to retirement home etc.
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Initiator) (Complex Extension)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
24. Composition.extension:patientConsent
Slice NamepatientConsent
Definition

Patient Consent to this Order

ShortTo specify if the patient gave an informed consent to this order; in particulars for spitex and transfer to retirement home etc.
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Patient Consent) (Extension Type: Reference)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
26. Composition.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource and that modifies the understanding of the element that contains it and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer is allowed to define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the resource that contains them
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
28. Composition.status
Definition

The workflow/clinical status of this composition. The status is a marker for the clinical standing of the document.

Shortpreliminary | final | amended | entered-in-error
Comments

If a composition is marked as withdrawn, the compositions/documents in the series, or data from the composition or document series, should never be displayed to a user without being clearly marked as untrustworthy. The flag "entered-in-error" is why this element is labeled as a modifier of other elements.

Some reporting work flows require that the original narrative of a final document never be altered; instead, only new narrative can be added. The composition resource has no explicit status for explicitly noting whether this business rule is in effect. This would be handled by an extension if required.

Control1..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from CompositionStatushttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/composition-status|4.0.1

The workflow/clinical status of the composition.

Typecode
Is Modifiertrue because This element is labelled as a modifier because it is a status element that contains status entered-in-error which means that the resource should not be treated as valid
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need to be able to mark interim, amended, or withdrawn compositions or documents.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
30. Composition.type
Definition

Specifies the particular kind of composition (e.g. History and Physical, Discharge Summary, Progress Note). This usually equates to the purpose of making the composition.

ShortPrecise type of clinical documentKind of composition (LOINC if possible)
Comments

For Composition type, LOINC is ubiquitous and strongly endorsed by HL7. Most implementation guides will require a specific LOINC code, or use LOINC as an extensible binding.

Control1..1
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from DocumentEntry.typeCodehttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/doc-typecodes
TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Key metadata element describing the composition, used in searching/filtering.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
32. Composition.category
Definition

A categorization for the type of the composition - helps for indexing and searching. This may be implied by or derived from the code specified in the Composition Type.

ShortHigh-level kind of a clinical document at a macro levelCategorization of Composition
Comments

This is a metadata field from XDS/MHD.

Control10..1*
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from For example codes, see DocumentEntry.classCodehttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/document-classcodes
TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Helps humans to assess whether the composition is of interest when viewing an index of compositions or documents.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
34. Composition.subject
Definition

Who or what the composition is about. The composition can be about a person, (patient or healthcare practitioner), a device (e.g. a machine) or even a group of subjects (such as a document about a herd of livestock, or a set of patients that share a common exposure).

ShortPatient as the principle target of a particular form contentWho and/or what the composition is about
Comments

For clinical documents, this is usually the patient.

Control10..1
TypeReference(CH Core Patient, Resource)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Essential metadata for searching for the composition. Identifies who and/or what the composition/document is about.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
36. Composition.subject.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control10..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
38. Composition.date
Definition

The composition editing time, when the composition was last logically changed by the author.

ShortComposition editing time
Comments

The Last Modified Date on the composition may be after the date of the document was attested without being changed.

Control1..1
TypedateTime
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

dateTime is used for tracking, organizing versions and searching. Note that this is the time of authoring. When packaged in a document, Bundle.timestamp is the date of packaging.


dateTime is used for tracking, organizing versions and searching. Note that this is the time of authoring. When packaged in a document, Bundle.timestamp is the date of packaging.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
40. Composition.author
Definition

Identifies who is responsible for the information in the composition, not necessarily who typed it in.

ShortThe person/organization responsible for the form contentWho and/or what authored the composition
Control1..1*
TypeReference(CH Core PractitionerRole, Practitioner, PractitionerRole, Device, Patient, RelatedPerson, Organization)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Identifies who is responsible for the content.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
42. Composition.author.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control10..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
44. Composition.title
Definition

Official human-readable label for the composition.

ShortMeaningful titleHuman Readable name/title
Comments

For many compositions, the title is the same as the text or a display name of Composition.type (e.g. a "consultation" or "progress note"). Note that CDA does not make title mandatory, but there are no known cases where it is useful for title to be omitted, so it is mandatory here. Feedback on this requirement is welcome during the trial use period.

Control1..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
46. Composition.section
Definition

The root of the sections that make up the composition.

ShortComposition is broken into sections
Control10..*
TypeBackboneElement
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantscmp-1: A section must contain at least one of text, entries, or sub-sections (text.exists() or entry.exists() or section.exists())
cmp-2: A section can only have an emptyReason if it is empty (emptyReason.empty() or entry.empty())
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
cmp-1: A section must contain at least one of text, entries, or sub-sections (text.exists() or entry.exists() or section.exists())
cmp-2: A section can only have an emptyReason if it is empty (emptyReason.empty() or entry.empty())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.section. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • pattern @ code
48. Composition.section.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element and that modifies the understanding of the element in which it is contained and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the element that contains them
Summarytrue
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content, modifiers
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
50. Composition.section:orderReferral
Slice NameorderReferral
Definition

The root of the sections that make up the composition.

ShortContains the data that supports the order and referral by form.Composition is broken into sections
Control10..1*
TypeBackboneElement
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantscmp-1: A section must contain at least one of text, entries, or sub-sections (text.exists() or entry.exists() or section.exists())
cmp-2: A section can only have an emptyReason if it is empty (emptyReason.empty() or entry.empty())
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
cmp-1: A section must contain at least one of text, entries, or sub-sections (text.exists() or entry.exists() or section.exists())
cmp-2: A section can only have an emptyReason if it is empty (emptyReason.empty() or entry.empty())
52. Composition.section:orderReferral.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element and that modifies the understanding of the element in which it is contained and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the element that contains them
Summarytrue
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content, modifiers
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
54. Composition.section:orderReferral.title
Definition

The label for this particular section. This will be part of the rendered content for the document, and is often used to build a table of contents.

ShortOrder-ReferralLabel for section (e.g. for ToC)
Comments

The title identifies the section for a human reader. The title must be consistent with the narrative of the resource that is the target of the section.content reference. Generally, sections SHOULD have titles, but in some documents, it is unnecessary or inappropriate. Typically, this is where a section has subsections that have their own adequately distinguishing title, or documents that only have a single section. Most Implementation Guides will make section title to be a required element.

Control10..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Section headings are often standardized for different types of documents. They give guidance to humans on how the document is organized.

Alternate Namesheader, label, caption
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
56. Composition.section:orderReferral.code
Definition

A code identifying the kind of content contained within the section. This must be consistent with the section title.

ShortClassification of section (recommended)
Comments

The code identifies the section for an automated processor of the document. This is particularly relevant when using profiles to control the structure of the document.

If the section has content (instead of sub-sections), the section.code does not change the meaning or interpretation of the resource that is the content of the section in the comments for the section.code.

Control10..1
BindingFor example codes, see DocumentSectionCodeshttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/doc-section-codes

Classification of a section of a composition/document.

TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Provides computable standardized labels to topics within the document.

Pattern Value&lt;valueCodeableConcept&nbsp;xmlns=&quot;http://hl7.org/fhir&quot;&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;coding&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;system&nbsp;value=&quot;http://loinc.org&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;code&nbsp;value=&quot;93037-0&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/coding&gt;<br/>&lt;/valueCodeableConcept&gt;<br/>
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
58. Composition.section:orderReferral.text
Definition

A human-readable narrative that contains the attested content of the section, used to represent the content of the resource to a human. The narrative need not encode all the structured data, but is required to contain sufficient detail to make it "clinically safe" for a human to just read the narrative.

ShortText summary of the section, for human interpretation
Comments

Document profiles may define what content should be represented in the narrative to ensure clinical safety.

Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-1
TypeNarrative
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
60. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry
Definition

A reference to the actual resource from which the narrative in the section is derived.

ShortA reference to data that supports this section
Comments

If there are no entries in the list, an emptyReason SHOULD be provided.

Control10..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
TypeReference(Resource)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.section.entry. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • profile @ resolve()
62. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:Questionnaire
Slice NameQuestionnaire
Definition

A reference to the actual resource from which the narrative in the section is derived.

ShortQuestionnaireA reference to data that supports this section
Comments

If there are no entries in the list, an emptyReason SHOULD be provided.

Control0..1*
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
TypeReference(CH ORF Questionnaire, Resource)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
64. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:Questionnaire.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control10..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
66. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:QuestionnaireResponse
Slice NameQuestionnaireResponse
Definition

A reference to the actual resource from which the narrative in the section is derived.

ShortQuestionnaireResponseA reference to data that supports this section
Comments

If there are no entries in the list, an emptyReason SHOULD be provided.

Control0..1*
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
TypeReference(CH ORF QuestionnaireResponse, Resource)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
68. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:QuestionnaireResponse.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control10..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
70. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:ServiceRequest
Slice NameServiceRequest
Definition

A reference to the actual resource from which the narrative in the section is derived.

ShortServiceRequestA reference to data that supports this section
Comments

If there are no entries in the list, an emptyReason SHOULD be provided.

Control10..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
TypeReference(CH ORF ServiceRequest, Resource)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
72. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:ServiceRequest.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control10..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
74. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:DocumentReference
Slice NameDocumentReference
Definition

A reference to the actual resource from which the narrative in the section is derived.

ShortDocumentReferenceA reference to data that supports this section
Comments

If there are no entries in the list, an emptyReason SHOULD be provided.

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
TypeReference(CH ORF DocumentReference, Resource)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
76. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:DocumentReference.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control10..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
78. Composition.section:orderReferral.section
Definition

A nested sub-section within this section.

ShortNested Section
Comments

Nested sections are primarily used to help human readers navigate to particular portions of the document.

Control0..0*
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-1
TypeSee ttp://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Composition#Composition.section
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
80. Composition.section:originalRepresentation
Slice NameoriginalRepresentation
Definition

The root of the sections that make up the composition.

ShortContains the original representation as a PDF of the current document.Composition is broken into sections
Control0..1*
TypeBackboneElement
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantscmp-1: A section must contain at least one of text, entries, or sub-sections (text.exists() or entry.exists() or section.exists())
cmp-2: A section can only have an emptyReason if it is empty (emptyReason.empty() or entry.empty())
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
cmp-1: A section must contain at least one of text, entries, or sub-sections (text.exists() or entry.exists() or section.exists())
cmp-2: A section can only have an emptyReason if it is empty (emptyReason.empty() or entry.empty())
82. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element and that modifies the understanding of the element in which it is contained and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the element that contains them
Summarytrue
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content, modifiers
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
84. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.title
Definition

The label for this particular section. This will be part of the rendered content for the document, and is often used to build a table of contents.

ShortOriginal representationLabel for section (e.g. for ToC)
Comments

The title identifies the section for a human reader. The title must be consistent with the narrative of the resource that is the target of the section.content reference. Generally, sections SHOULD have titles, but in some documents, it is unnecessary or inappropriate. Typically, this is where a section has subsections that have their own adequately distinguishing title, or documents that only have a single section. Most Implementation Guides will make section title to be a required element.

Control10..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Section headings are often standardized for different types of documents. They give guidance to humans on how the document is organized.

Alternate Namesheader, label, caption
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
86. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.code
Definition

A code identifying the kind of content contained within the section. This must be consistent with the section title.

ShortClassification of section (recommended)
Comments

The code identifies the section for an automated processor of the document. This is particularly relevant when using profiles to control the structure of the document.

If the section has content (instead of sub-sections), the section.code does not change the meaning or interpretation of the resource that is the content of the section in the comments for the section.code.

Control10..1
BindingFor example codes, see DocumentSectionCodeshttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/doc-section-codes

Classification of a section of a composition/document.

TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Provides computable standardized labels to topics within the document.

Pattern Value&lt;valueCodeableConcept&nbsp;xmlns=&quot;http://hl7.org/fhir&quot;&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;coding&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;system&nbsp;value=&quot;http://loinc.org&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;code&nbsp;value=&quot;55108-5&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;display&nbsp;value=&quot;Clinical&nbsp;presentation&nbsp;Document&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/coding&gt;<br/>&lt;/valueCodeableConcept&gt;<br/>
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
88. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.text
Definition

A human-readable narrative that contains the attested content of the section, used to represent the content of the resource to a human. The narrative need not encode all the structured data, but is required to contain sufficient detail to make it "clinically safe" for a human to just read the narrative.

ShortRepresentation of the original viewText summary of the section, for human interpretation
Comments

Document profiles may define what content should be represented in the narrative to ensure clinical safety.

Control10..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-1
TypeNarrative
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
90. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.entry
Definition

A reference to the actual resource from which the narrative in the section is derived.

ShortAccording to the EPR ordonnance the PDF has to be in PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-2 format.A reference to data that supports this section
Comments

If there are no entries in the list, an emptyReason SHOULD be provided.

Control10..1*
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
TypeReference(Binary, Resource)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
92. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.section
Definition

A nested sub-section within this section.

ShortNested Section
Comments

Nested sections are primarily used to help human readers navigate to particular portions of the document.

Control0..0*
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-1
TypeSee ttp://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Composition#Composition.section
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Composition
Definition

A set of healthcare-related information that is assembled together into a single logical package that provides a single coherent statement of meaning, establishes its own context and that has clinical attestation with regard to who is making the statement. A Composition defines the structure and narrative content necessary for a document. However, a Composition alone does not constitute a document. Rather, the Composition must be the first entry in a Bundle where Bundle.type=document, and any other resources referenced from Composition must be included as subsequent entries in the Bundle (for example Patient, Practitioner, Encounter, etc.).

ShortCH ORF Composition
Comments

While the focus of this specification is on patient-specific clinical statements, this resource can also apply to other healthcare-related statements such as study protocol designs, healthcare invoices and other activities that are not necessarily patient-specific or clinical.

Control0..*
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsdom-2: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT contain nested Resources (contained.contained.empty())
dom-3: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL be referred to from elsewhere in the resource or SHALL refer to the containing resource (contained.where((('#'+id in (%resource.descendants().reference | %resource.descendants().as(canonical) | %resource.descendants().as(uri) | %resource.descendants().as(url))) or descendants().where(reference = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists()).not()).trace('unmatched', id).empty())
dom-4: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a meta.versionId or a meta.lastUpdated (contained.meta.versionId.empty() and contained.meta.lastUpdated.empty())
dom-5: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a security label (contained.meta.security.empty())
dom-6: A resource should have narrative for robust management (text.`div`.exists())
2. Composition.id
Definition

The logical id of the resource, as used in the URL for the resource. Once assigned, this value never changes.

ShortLogical id of this artifact
Comments

The only time that a resource does not have an id is when it is being submitted to the server using a create operation.

Control0..1
Typeid
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
4. Composition.meta
Definition

The metadata about the resource. This is content that is maintained by the infrastructure. Changes to the content might not always be associated with version changes to the resource.

ShortMetadata about the resource
Control0..1
TypeMeta
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
6. Composition.implicitRules
Definition

A reference to a set of rules that were followed when the resource was constructed, and which must be understood when processing the content. Often, this is a reference to an implementation guide that defines the special rules along with other profiles etc.

ShortA set of rules under which this content was created
Comments

Asserting this rule set restricts the content to be only understood by a limited set of trading partners. This inherently limits the usefulness of the data in the long term. However, the existing health eco-system is highly fractured, and not yet ready to define, collect, and exchange data in a generally computable sense. Wherever possible, implementers and/or specification writers should avoid using this element. Often, when used, the URL is a reference to an implementation guide that defines these special rules as part of it's narrative along with other profiles, value sets, etc.

Control0..1
Typeuri
Is Modifiertrue because This element is labeled as a modifier because the implicit rules may provide additional knowledge about the resource that modifies it's meaning or interpretation
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
8. Composition.language
Definition

The base language in which the resource is written.

ShortLanguage of the resource content
Comments

Language is provided to support indexing and accessibility (typically, services such as text to speech use the language tag). The html language tag in the narrative applies to the narrative. The language tag on the resource may be used to specify the language of other presentations generated from the data in the resource. Not all the content has to be in the base language. The Resource.language should not be assumed to apply to the narrative automatically. If a language is specified, it should it also be specified on the div element in the html (see rules in HTML5 for information about the relationship between xml:lang and the html lang attribute).

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from CommonLanguages

A human language.

Additional BindingsPurpose
AllLanguagesMax Binding
Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
10. Composition.text
Definition

A human-readable narrative that contains a summary of the resource and can be used to represent the content of the resource to a human. The narrative need not encode all the structured data, but is required to contain sufficient detail to make it "clinically safe" for a human to just read the narrative. Resource definitions may define what content should be represented in the narrative to ensure clinical safety.

ShortNarrative text of the composition
Comments

Contained resources do not have narrative. Resources that are not contained SHOULD have a narrative. In some cases, a resource may only have text with little or no additional discrete data (as long as all minOccurs=1 elements are satisfied). This may be necessary for data from legacy systems where information is captured as a "text blob" or where text is additionally entered raw or narrated and encoded information is added later.

Control1..1
TypeNarrative
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesnarrative, html, xhtml, display
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
12. Composition.contained
Definition

These resources do not have an independent existence apart from the resource that contains them - they cannot be identified independently, and nor can they have their own independent transaction scope.

ShortContained, inline Resources
Comments

This should never be done when the content can be identified properly, as once identification is lost, it is extremely difficult (and context dependent) to restore it again. Contained resources may have profiles and tags In their meta elements, but SHALL NOT have security labels.

Control0..*
TypeResource
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesinline resources, anonymous resources, contained resources
14. Composition.extension
Definition

An Extension

ShortExtension
Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
16. Composition.extension:dataEnterer
Slice NamedataEnterer
Definition

Extension to define the information about the person and organization that entered data and the time of the data input

ShortThe person/organization who has typed/filled in the form content
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(EPR Data Enterer) (Complex Extension)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
18. Composition.extension:urgentNoficationContactForThisDocument
Slice NameurgentNoficationContactForThisDocument
Definition

An information recipient to notify for urgent matters (e.g. in a radiology service, the radiologist has to be called by phone right away at the time the doucment is received).

ShortAn information recipient to notify for urgent matters
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Urgent Notification Contact For This Documet) (Extension Type: Reference)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
20. Composition.extension:urgentNoficationContactForTheResponseToThisDocument
Slice NameurgentNoficationContactForTheResponseToThisDocument
Definition

An information recipient to notify for urgent matters about the response. (e.g. in a clinical setting, the referring doctor has to be called by phone right away at the time the images and reports arrive. The Urgent Notification Contact for the Response can be specified already in the request. At the time the response is written, this element shall be populated to the Urgent Notification Contact element in the response.)

ShortAn information recipient to notify for urgent matters about the response
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Urgent Notification Contact For The Response To This Document) (Extension Type: Reference)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
22. Composition.extension:receiver
Slice Namereceiver
Definition

Person/organization who receives the document

ShortPerson/organization who receives the document
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Receiver) (Extension Type: Reference)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
24. Composition.extension:copyReceiver
Slice NamecopyReceiver
Definition

Receiver of the copy of this order and the results therefrom

ShortPerson/organization who receives the copy of this order (shall receive also all results therefrom)
Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Copy Receiver) (Extension Type: Reference)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
26. Composition.extension:precedentDocument
Slice NameprecedentDocument
Definition

Identifier of the document which precedes this document in a thread.

ShortIdentifier of the document which precedes this document in a thread.
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Precedent Document) (Extension Type: Identifier)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
28. Composition.extension:antecedentEpisodeOfCare
Slice NameantecedentEpisodeOfCare
Definition

Documentation of the antecedent episode of care e.g hospitalisation in case of care transfer between instituitons e.g. hospitals, rehab. clinics, retirement homes etc.

ShortDocumentation of the antecedent episode of care e.g hospitalisation in case of care transfer between instituitons e.g. hospitals, rehab. clinics, retirement homes etc.
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Episode of Care) (Extension Type: Reference)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
30. Composition.extension:initiator
Slice Nameinitiator
Definition

Extension to define person/organization who initated this order (may or may not receive a copy)

ShortProfile to specify who intiated this order; in particulars for spitex and transfer to retirement home etc.
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Initiator) (Complex Extension)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
32. Composition.extension:patientConsent
Slice NamepatientConsent
Definition

Patient Consent to this Order

ShortTo specify if the patient gave an informed consent to this order; in particulars for spitex and transfer to retirement home etc.
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeExtension(CH ORF Patient Consent) (Extension Type: Reference)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
34. Composition.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource and that modifies the understanding of the element that contains it and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer is allowed to define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the resource that contains them
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
36. Composition.identifier
Definition

A version-independent identifier for the Composition. This identifier stays constant as the composition is changed over time.

ShortVersion-independent identifier for the Composition
Comments

Similar to ClinicalDocument/setId in CDA. See discussion in resource definition for how these relate.

NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
TypeIdentifier
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
38. Composition.status
Definition

The workflow/clinical status of this composition. The status is a marker for the clinical standing of the document.

Shortpreliminary | final | amended | entered-in-error
Comments

If a composition is marked as withdrawn, the compositions/documents in the series, or data from the composition or document series, should never be displayed to a user without being clearly marked as untrustworthy. The flag "entered-in-error" is why this element is labeled as a modifier of other elements.

Some reporting work flows require that the original narrative of a final document never be altered; instead, only new narrative can be added. The composition resource has no explicit status for explicitly noting whether this business rule is in effect. This would be handled by an extension if required.

Control1..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from CompositionStatus

The workflow/clinical status of the composition.

Typecode
Is Modifiertrue because This element is labelled as a modifier because it is a status element that contains status entered-in-error which means that the resource should not be treated as valid
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need to be able to mark interim, amended, or withdrawn compositions or documents.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
40. Composition.type
Definition

Specifies the particular kind of composition (e.g. History and Physical, Discharge Summary, Progress Note). This usually equates to the purpose of making the composition.

ShortPrecise type of clinical document
Comments

For Composition type, LOINC is ubiquitous and strongly endorsed by HL7. Most implementation guides will require a specific LOINC code, or use LOINC as an extensible binding.

Control1..1
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from DocumentEntry.typeCode
TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Key metadata element describing the composition, used in searching/filtering.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
42. Composition.category
Definition

A categorization for the type of the composition - helps for indexing and searching. This may be implied by or derived from the code specified in the Composition Type.

ShortHigh-level kind of a clinical document at a macro level
Comments

This is a metadata field from XDS/MHD.

Control1..1
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from DocumentEntry.classCode
TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Helps humans to assess whether the composition is of interest when viewing an index of compositions or documents.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
44. Composition.subject
Definition

Who or what the composition is about. The composition can be about a person, (patient or healthcare practitioner), a device (e.g. a machine) or even a group of subjects (such as a document about a herd of livestock, or a set of patients that share a common exposure).

ShortPatient as the principle target of a particular form content
Comments

For clinical documents, this is usually the patient.

Control1..1
TypeReference(CH Core Patient)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Essential metadata for searching for the composition. Identifies who and/or what the composition/document is about.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
46. Composition.subject.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
48. Composition.subject.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.subject.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
50. Composition.subject.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control1..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
52. Composition.subject.type
Definition

The expected type of the target of the reference. If both Reference.type and Reference.reference are populated and Reference.reference is a FHIR URL, both SHALL be consistent.

The type is the Canonical URL of Resource Definition that is the type this reference refers to. References are URLs that are relative to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/ e.g. "Patient" is a reference to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Patient. Absolute URLs are only allowed for logical models (and can only be used in references in logical models, not resources).

ShortType the reference refers to (e.g. "Patient")
Comments

This element is used to indicate the type of the target of the reference. This may be used which ever of the other elements are populated (or not). In some cases, the type of the target may be determined by inspection of the reference (e.g. a RESTful URL) or by resolving the target of the reference; if both the type and a reference is provided, the reference SHALL resolve to a resource of the same type as that specified.

Control0..1
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from ResourceType

Aa resource (or, for logical models, the URI of the logical model).

Typeuri
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
54. Composition.subject.identifier
Definition

An identifier for the target resource. This is used when there is no way to reference the other resource directly, either because the entity it represents is not available through a FHIR server, or because there is no way for the author of the resource to convert a known identifier to an actual location. There is no requirement that a Reference.identifier point to something that is actually exposed as a FHIR instance, but it SHALL point to a business concept that would be expected to be exposed as a FHIR instance, and that instance would need to be of a FHIR resource type allowed by the reference.

ShortLogical reference, when literal reference is not known
Comments

When an identifier is provided in place of a reference, any system processing the reference will only be able to resolve the identifier to a reference if it understands the business context in which the identifier is used. Sometimes this is global (e.g. a national identifier) but often it is not. For this reason, none of the useful mechanisms described for working with references (e.g. chaining, includes) are possible, nor should servers be expected to be able resolve the reference. Servers may accept an identifier based reference untouched, resolve it, and/or reject it - see CapabilityStatement.rest.resource.referencePolicy.

When both an identifier and a literal reference are provided, the literal reference is preferred. Applications processing the resource are allowed - but not required - to check that the identifier matches the literal reference

Applications converting a logical reference to a literal reference may choose to leave the logical reference present, or remove it.

Reference is intended to point to a structure that can potentially be expressed as a FHIR resource, though there is no need for it to exist as an actual FHIR resource instance - except in as much as an application wishes to actual find the target of the reference. The content referred to be the identifier must meet the logical constraints implied by any limitations on what resource types are permitted for the reference. For example, it would not be legitimate to send the identifier for a drug prescription if the type were Reference(Observation|DiagnosticReport). One of the use-cases for Reference.identifier is the situation where no FHIR representation exists (where the type is Reference (Any).

NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
TypeIdentifier
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
56. Composition.subject.display
Definition

Plain text narrative that identifies the resource in addition to the resource reference.

ShortText alternative for the resource
Comments

This is generally not the same as the Resource.text of the referenced resource. The purpose is to identify what's being referenced, not to fully describe it.

Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
58. Composition.encounter
Definition

Describes the clinical encounter or type of care this documentation is associated with.

ShortContext of the Composition
Control0..1
TypeReference(CH Core Encounter)
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Requirements

Provides context for the composition and supports searching.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
60. Composition.date
Definition

The composition editing time, when the composition was last logically changed by the author.

ShortComposition editing time
Comments

The Last Modified Date on the composition may be after the date of the document was attested without being changed.

Control1..1
TypedateTime
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

dateTime is used for tracking, organizing versions and searching. Note that this is the time of authoring. When packaged in a document, Bundle.timestamp is the date of packaging.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
62. Composition.author
Definition

Identifies who is responsible for the information in the composition, not necessarily who typed it in.

ShortThe person/organization responsible for the form content
Control1..1
TypeReference(CH Core PractitionerRole)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Requirements

Identifies who is responsible for the content.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
64. Composition.author.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
66. Composition.author.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.author.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
68. Composition.author.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control1..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
70. Composition.author.type
Definition

The expected type of the target of the reference. If both Reference.type and Reference.reference are populated and Reference.reference is a FHIR URL, both SHALL be consistent.

The type is the Canonical URL of Resource Definition that is the type this reference refers to. References are URLs that are relative to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/ e.g. "Patient" is a reference to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Patient. Absolute URLs are only allowed for logical models (and can only be used in references in logical models, not resources).

ShortType the reference refers to (e.g. "Patient")
Comments

This element is used to indicate the type of the target of the reference. This may be used which ever of the other elements are populated (or not). In some cases, the type of the target may be determined by inspection of the reference (e.g. a RESTful URL) or by resolving the target of the reference; if both the type and a reference is provided, the reference SHALL resolve to a resource of the same type as that specified.

Control0..1
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from ResourceType

Aa resource (or, for logical models, the URI of the logical model).

Typeuri
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
72. Composition.author.identifier
Definition

An identifier for the target resource. This is used when there is no way to reference the other resource directly, either because the entity it represents is not available through a FHIR server, or because there is no way for the author of the resource to convert a known identifier to an actual location. There is no requirement that a Reference.identifier point to something that is actually exposed as a FHIR instance, but it SHALL point to a business concept that would be expected to be exposed as a FHIR instance, and that instance would need to be of a FHIR resource type allowed by the reference.

ShortLogical reference, when literal reference is not known
Comments

When an identifier is provided in place of a reference, any system processing the reference will only be able to resolve the identifier to a reference if it understands the business context in which the identifier is used. Sometimes this is global (e.g. a national identifier) but often it is not. For this reason, none of the useful mechanisms described for working with references (e.g. chaining, includes) are possible, nor should servers be expected to be able resolve the reference. Servers may accept an identifier based reference untouched, resolve it, and/or reject it - see CapabilityStatement.rest.resource.referencePolicy.

When both an identifier and a literal reference are provided, the literal reference is preferred. Applications processing the resource are allowed - but not required - to check that the identifier matches the literal reference

Applications converting a logical reference to a literal reference may choose to leave the logical reference present, or remove it.

Reference is intended to point to a structure that can potentially be expressed as a FHIR resource, though there is no need for it to exist as an actual FHIR resource instance - except in as much as an application wishes to actual find the target of the reference. The content referred to be the identifier must meet the logical constraints implied by any limitations on what resource types are permitted for the reference. For example, it would not be legitimate to send the identifier for a drug prescription if the type were Reference(Observation|DiagnosticReport). One of the use-cases for Reference.identifier is the situation where no FHIR representation exists (where the type is Reference (Any).

NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
TypeIdentifier
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
74. Composition.author.display
Definition

Plain text narrative that identifies the resource in addition to the resource reference.

ShortText alternative for the resource
Comments

This is generally not the same as the Resource.text of the referenced resource. The purpose is to identify what's being referenced, not to fully describe it.

Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
76. Composition.title
Definition

Official human-readable label for the composition.

ShortMeaningful title
Comments

For many compositions, the title is the same as the text or a display name of Composition.type (e.g. a "consultation" or "progress note"). Note that CDA does not make title mandatory, but there are no known cases where it is useful for title to be omitted, so it is mandatory here. Feedback on this requirement is welcome during the trial use period.

Control1..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
78. Composition.confidentiality
Definition

The code specifying the level of confidentiality of the Composition.

ShortAs defined by affinity domain
Comments

The exact use of this element, and enforcement and issues related to highly sensitive documents are out of scope for the base specification, and delegated to implementation profiles (see security section). This element is labeled as a modifier because highly confidential documents must not be treated as if they are not.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from v3.ConfidentialityClassification (2014-03-26)

Codes specifying the level of confidentiality of the composition.

Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
80. Composition.attester
Definition

A participant who has attested to the accuracy of the composition/document.

ShortAttests to accuracy of composition
Comments

Only list each attester once.

Control0..*
TypeBackboneElement
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Identifies responsibility for the accuracy of the composition content.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
82. Composition.attester.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
84. Composition.attester.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
86. Composition.attester.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element and that modifies the understanding of the element in which it is contained and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the element that contains them
Summarytrue
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content, modifiers
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
88. Composition.attester.mode
Definition

The type of attestation the authenticator offers.

Shortpersonal | professional | legal | official
Control1..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from CompositionAttestationMode

The way in which a person authenticated a composition.

Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Indicates the level of authority of the attestation.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
90. Composition.attester.time
Definition

When the composition was attested by the party.

ShortWhen the composition was attested
Control0..1
TypedateTime
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Identifies when the information in the composition was deemed accurate. (Things may have changed since then.).

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
92. Composition.attester.party
Definition

Who attested the composition in the specified way.

ShortWho attested the composition
Control0..1
TypeReference(CH Core Patient, RelatedPerson, CH Core Practitioner, CH Core PractitionerRole, CH Core Organization)
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Identifies who has taken on the responsibility for accuracy of the composition content.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
94. Composition.attester.party.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
96. Composition.attester.party.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.attester.party.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
98. Composition.attester.party.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control1..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
100. Composition.attester.party.type
Definition

The expected type of the target of the reference. If both Reference.type and Reference.reference are populated and Reference.reference is a FHIR URL, both SHALL be consistent.

The type is the Canonical URL of Resource Definition that is the type this reference refers to. References are URLs that are relative to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/ e.g. "Patient" is a reference to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Patient. Absolute URLs are only allowed for logical models (and can only be used in references in logical models, not resources).

ShortType the reference refers to (e.g. "Patient")
Comments

This element is used to indicate the type of the target of the reference. This may be used which ever of the other elements are populated (or not). In some cases, the type of the target may be determined by inspection of the reference (e.g. a RESTful URL) or by resolving the target of the reference; if both the type and a reference is provided, the reference SHALL resolve to a resource of the same type as that specified.

Control0..1
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from ResourceType

Aa resource (or, for logical models, the URI of the logical model).

Typeuri
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
102. Composition.attester.party.identifier
Definition

An identifier for the target resource. This is used when there is no way to reference the other resource directly, either because the entity it represents is not available through a FHIR server, or because there is no way for the author of the resource to convert a known identifier to an actual location. There is no requirement that a Reference.identifier point to something that is actually exposed as a FHIR instance, but it SHALL point to a business concept that would be expected to be exposed as a FHIR instance, and that instance would need to be of a FHIR resource type allowed by the reference.

ShortLogical reference, when literal reference is not known
Comments

When an identifier is provided in place of a reference, any system processing the reference will only be able to resolve the identifier to a reference if it understands the business context in which the identifier is used. Sometimes this is global (e.g. a national identifier) but often it is not. For this reason, none of the useful mechanisms described for working with references (e.g. chaining, includes) are possible, nor should servers be expected to be able resolve the reference. Servers may accept an identifier based reference untouched, resolve it, and/or reject it - see CapabilityStatement.rest.resource.referencePolicy.

When both an identifier and a literal reference are provided, the literal reference is preferred. Applications processing the resource are allowed - but not required - to check that the identifier matches the literal reference

Applications converting a logical reference to a literal reference may choose to leave the logical reference present, or remove it.

Reference is intended to point to a structure that can potentially be expressed as a FHIR resource, though there is no need for it to exist as an actual FHIR resource instance - except in as much as an application wishes to actual find the target of the reference. The content referred to be the identifier must meet the logical constraints implied by any limitations on what resource types are permitted for the reference. For example, it would not be legitimate to send the identifier for a drug prescription if the type were Reference(Observation|DiagnosticReport). One of the use-cases for Reference.identifier is the situation where no FHIR representation exists (where the type is Reference (Any).

NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
TypeIdentifier
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
104. Composition.attester.party.display
Definition

Plain text narrative that identifies the resource in addition to the resource reference.

ShortText alternative for the resource
Comments

This is generally not the same as the Resource.text of the referenced resource. The purpose is to identify what's being referenced, not to fully describe it.

Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
106. Composition.custodian
Definition

Identifies the organization or group who is responsible for ongoing maintenance of and access to the composition/document information.

ShortOrganization which maintains the composition
Comments

This is useful when documents are derived from a composition - provides guidance for how to get the latest version of the document. This is optional because this is sometimes not known by the authoring system, and can be inferred by context. However, it is important that this information be known when working with a derived document, so providing a custodian is encouraged.

Control0..1
TypeReference(CH Core Organization)
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Requirements

Identifies where to go to find the current version, where to report issues, etc.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
108. Composition.custodian.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
110. Composition.custodian.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.custodian.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
112. Composition.custodian.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control1..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
114. Composition.custodian.type
Definition

The expected type of the target of the reference. If both Reference.type and Reference.reference are populated and Reference.reference is a FHIR URL, both SHALL be consistent.

The type is the Canonical URL of Resource Definition that is the type this reference refers to. References are URLs that are relative to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/ e.g. "Patient" is a reference to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Patient. Absolute URLs are only allowed for logical models (and can only be used in references in logical models, not resources).

ShortType the reference refers to (e.g. "Patient")
Comments

This element is used to indicate the type of the target of the reference. This may be used which ever of the other elements are populated (or not). In some cases, the type of the target may be determined by inspection of the reference (e.g. a RESTful URL) or by resolving the target of the reference; if both the type and a reference is provided, the reference SHALL resolve to a resource of the same type as that specified.

Control0..1
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from ResourceType

Aa resource (or, for logical models, the URI of the logical model).

Typeuri
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
116. Composition.custodian.identifier
Definition

An identifier for the target resource. This is used when there is no way to reference the other resource directly, either because the entity it represents is not available through a FHIR server, or because there is no way for the author of the resource to convert a known identifier to an actual location. There is no requirement that a Reference.identifier point to something that is actually exposed as a FHIR instance, but it SHALL point to a business concept that would be expected to be exposed as a FHIR instance, and that instance would need to be of a FHIR resource type allowed by the reference.

ShortLogical reference, when literal reference is not known
Comments

When an identifier is provided in place of a reference, any system processing the reference will only be able to resolve the identifier to a reference if it understands the business context in which the identifier is used. Sometimes this is global (e.g. a national identifier) but often it is not. For this reason, none of the useful mechanisms described for working with references (e.g. chaining, includes) are possible, nor should servers be expected to be able resolve the reference. Servers may accept an identifier based reference untouched, resolve it, and/or reject it - see CapabilityStatement.rest.resource.referencePolicy.

When both an identifier and a literal reference are provided, the literal reference is preferred. Applications processing the resource are allowed - but not required - to check that the identifier matches the literal reference

Applications converting a logical reference to a literal reference may choose to leave the logical reference present, or remove it.

Reference is intended to point to a structure that can potentially be expressed as a FHIR resource, though there is no need for it to exist as an actual FHIR resource instance - except in as much as an application wishes to actual find the target of the reference. The content referred to be the identifier must meet the logical constraints implied by any limitations on what resource types are permitted for the reference. For example, it would not be legitimate to send the identifier for a drug prescription if the type were Reference(Observation|DiagnosticReport). One of the use-cases for Reference.identifier is the situation where no FHIR representation exists (where the type is Reference (Any).

NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
TypeIdentifier
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
118. Composition.custodian.display
Definition

Plain text narrative that identifies the resource in addition to the resource reference.

ShortText alternative for the resource
Comments

This is generally not the same as the Resource.text of the referenced resource. The purpose is to identify what's being referenced, not to fully describe it.

Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
120. Composition.relatesTo
Definition

Relationships that this composition has with other compositions or documents that already exist.

ShortRelationships to other compositions/documents
Comments

A document is a version specific composition.

Control0..*
TypeBackboneElement
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
122. Composition.relatesTo.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
124. Composition.relatesTo.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
126. Composition.relatesTo.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element and that modifies the understanding of the element in which it is contained and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the element that contains them
Summarytrue
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content, modifiers
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
128. Composition.relatesTo.code
Definition

The type of relationship that this composition has with anther composition or document.

Shortreplaces | transforms | signs | appends
Comments

If this document appends another document, then the document cannot be fully understood without also accessing the referenced document.

Control1..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from DocumentRelationshipType

The type of relationship between documents.

Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
130. Composition.relatesTo.target[x]
Definition

The target composition/document of this relationship.

ShortTarget of the relationship
Control1..1
TypeChoice of: Identifier, Reference(CH Core Composition)
[x] NoteSee Choice of Data Types for further information about how to use [x]
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
132. Composition.event
Definition

The clinical service, such as a colonoscopy or an appendectomy, being documented.

ShortThe clinical service(s) being documented
Comments

The event needs to be consistent with the type element, though can provide further information if desired.

Control0..*
TypeBackboneElement
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Requirements

Provides context for the composition and creates a linkage between a resource describing an event and the composition created describing the event.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
134. Composition.event.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
136. Composition.event.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
138. Composition.event.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element and that modifies the understanding of the element in which it is contained and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the element that contains them
Summarytrue
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content, modifiers
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
140. Composition.event.code
Definition

This list of codes represents the main clinical acts, such as a colonoscopy or an appendectomy, being documented. In some cases, the event is inherent in the typeCode, such as a "History and Physical Report" in which the procedure being documented is necessarily a "History and Physical" act.

ShortCode(s) that apply to the event being documented
Comments

An event can further specialize the act inherent in the typeCode, such as where it is simply "Procedure Report" and the procedure was a "colonoscopy". If one or more eventCodes are included, they SHALL NOT conflict with the values inherent in the classCode, practiceSettingCode or typeCode, as such a conflict would create an ambiguous situation. This short list of codes is provided to be used as key words for certain types of queries.

Control0..*
BindingFor example codes, see v3 Code System ActCode

This list of codes represents the main clinical acts being documented.

TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
142. Composition.event.period
Definition

The period of time covered by the documentation. There is no assertion that the documentation is a complete representation for this period, only that it documents events during this time.

ShortThe period covered by the documentation
Control0..1
TypePeriod
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
144. Composition.event.detail
Definition

The description and/or reference of the event(s) being documented. For example, this could be used to document such a colonoscopy or an appendectomy.

ShortThe event(s) being documented
Control0..*
TypeReference(Resource)
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
146. Composition.section
Definition

The root of the sections that make up the composition.

ShortComposition is broken into sections
Control1..*
TypeBackboneElement
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantscmp-1: A section must contain at least one of text, entries, or sub-sections (text.exists() or entry.exists() or section.exists())
cmp-2: A section can only have an emptyReason if it is empty (emptyReason.empty() or entry.empty())
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.section. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • pattern @ code
148. Composition.section.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
150. Composition.section.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
152. Composition.section.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element and that modifies the understanding of the element in which it is contained and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the element that contains them
Summarytrue
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content, modifiers
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
154. Composition.section.title
Definition

The label for this particular section. This will be part of the rendered content for the document, and is often used to build a table of contents.

ShortLabel for section (e.g. for ToC)
Comments

The title identifies the section for a human reader. The title must be consistent with the narrative of the resource that is the target of the section.content reference. Generally, sections SHOULD have titles, but in some documents, it is unnecessary or inappropriate. Typically, this is where a section has subsections that have their own adequately distinguishing title, or documents that only have a single section. Most Implementation Guides will make section title to be a required element.

Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Section headings are often standardized for different types of documents. They give guidance to humans on how the document is organized.

Alternate Namesheader, label, caption
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
156. Composition.section.code
Definition

A code identifying the kind of content contained within the section. This must be consistent with the section title.

ShortClassification of section (recommended)
Comments

The code identifies the section for an automated processor of the document. This is particularly relevant when using profiles to control the structure of the document.

If the section has content (instead of sub-sections), the section.code does not change the meaning or interpretation of the resource that is the content of the section in the comments for the section.code.

Control0..1
BindingFor example codes, see DocumentSectionCodes

Classification of a section of a composition/document.

TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Provides computable standardized labels to topics within the document.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
158. Composition.section.author
Definition

Identifies who is responsible for the information in this section, not necessarily who typed it in.

ShortWho and/or what authored the section
Control0..*
TypeReference(CH Core Practitioner, CH Core PractitionerRole, Device, CH Core Patient, RelatedPerson, CH Core Organization)
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Identifies who is responsible for the content.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
160. Composition.section.focus
Definition

The actual focus of the section when it is not the subject of the composition, but instead represents something or someone associated with the subject such as (for a patient subject) a spouse, parent, fetus, or donor. If not focus is specified, the focus is assumed to be focus of the parent section, or, for a section in the Composition itself, the subject of the composition. Sections with a focus SHALL only include resources where the logical subject (patient, subject, focus, etc.) matches the section focus, or the resources have no logical subject (few resources).

ShortWho/what the section is about, when it is not about the subject of composition
Comments

Typically, sections in a doument are about the subject of the document, whether that is a patient, or group of patients, location, or device, or whatever. For some kind of documents, some sections actually contain data about related entities. Typical examples are a section in a newborn discharge summary concerning the mother, or family history documents, with a section about each family member, though there are many other examples.

Control0..1
TypeReference(Resource)
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
162. Composition.section.text
Definition

A human-readable narrative that contains the attested content of the section, used to represent the content of the resource to a human. The narrative need not encode all the structured data, but is required to contain sufficient detail to make it "clinically safe" for a human to just read the narrative.

ShortText summary of the section, for human interpretation
Comments

Document profiles may define what content should be represented in the narrative to ensure clinical safety.

Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-1
TypeNarrative
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
164. Composition.section.mode
Definition

How the entry list was prepared - whether it is a working list that is suitable for being maintained on an ongoing basis, or if it represents a snapshot of a list of items from another source, or whether it is a prepared list where items may be marked as added, modified or deleted.

Shortworking | snapshot | changes
Comments

This element is labeled as a modifier because a change list must not be misunderstood as a complete list.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from ListMode

The processing mode that applies to this section.

Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Sections are used in various ways, and it must be known in what way it is safe to use the entries in them.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
166. Composition.section.orderedBy
Definition

Specifies the order applied to the items in the section entries.

ShortOrder of section entries
Comments

Applications SHOULD render ordered lists in the order provided, but MAY allow users to re-order based on their own preferences as well. If there is no order specified, the order is unknown, though there may still be some order.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from ListOrderCodes

What order applies to the items in the entry.

TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Important for presentation and rendering. Lists may be sorted to place more important information first or to group related entries.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
168. Composition.section.entry
Definition

A reference to the actual resource from which the narrative in the section is derived.

ShortA reference to data that supports this section
Comments

If there are no entries in the list, an emptyReason SHOULD be provided.

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
TypeReference(Resource)
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
170. Composition.section.emptyReason
Definition

If the section is empty, why the list is empty. An empty section typically has some text explaining the empty reason.

ShortWhy the section is empty
Comments

The various reasons for an empty section make a significant interpretation to its interpretation. Note that this code is for use when the entire section content has been suppressed, and not for when individual items are omitted - implementers may consider using a text note or a flag on an entry in these cases.

Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from ListEmptyReasons

If a section is empty, why it is empty.

TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Allows capturing things like "none exist" or "not asked" which can be important for most lists.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
172. Composition.section.section
Definition

A nested sub-section within this section.

ShortNested Section
Comments

Nested sections are primarily used to help human readers navigate to particular portions of the document.

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-1
TypeSee ttp://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Composition#Composition.section
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
174. Composition.section:orderReferral
Slice NameorderReferral
Definition

The root of the sections that make up the composition.

ShortContains the data that supports the order and referral by form.
Control1..1
TypeBackboneElement
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantscmp-1: A section must contain at least one of text, entries, or sub-sections (text.exists() or entry.exists() or section.exists())
cmp-2: A section can only have an emptyReason if it is empty (emptyReason.empty() or entry.empty())
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
176. Composition.section:orderReferral.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
178. Composition.section:orderReferral.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
180. Composition.section:orderReferral.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element and that modifies the understanding of the element in which it is contained and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the element that contains them
Summarytrue
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content, modifiers
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
182. Composition.section:orderReferral.title
Definition

The label for this particular section. This will be part of the rendered content for the document, and is often used to build a table of contents.

ShortOrder-Referral
Comments

The title identifies the section for a human reader. The title must be consistent with the narrative of the resource that is the target of the section.content reference. Generally, sections SHOULD have titles, but in some documents, it is unnecessary or inappropriate. Typically, this is where a section has subsections that have their own adequately distinguishing title, or documents that only have a single section. Most Implementation Guides will make section title to be a required element.

Control1..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Section headings are often standardized for different types of documents. They give guidance to humans on how the document is organized.

Alternate Namesheader, label, caption
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
184. Composition.section:orderReferral.code
Definition

A code identifying the kind of content contained within the section. This must be consistent with the section title.

ShortClassification of section (recommended)
Comments

The code identifies the section for an automated processor of the document. This is particularly relevant when using profiles to control the structure of the document.

If the section has content (instead of sub-sections), the section.code does not change the meaning or interpretation of the resource that is the content of the section in the comments for the section.code.

Control1..1
BindingFor example codes, see DocumentSectionCodes

Classification of a section of a composition/document.

TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Provides computable standardized labels to topics within the document.

Pattern Value&lt;valueCodeableConcept&nbsp;xmlns=&quot;http://hl7.org/fhir&quot;&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;coding&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;system&nbsp;value=&quot;http://loinc.org&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;code&nbsp;value=&quot;93037-0&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/coding&gt;<br/>&lt;/valueCodeableConcept&gt;<br/>
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
186. Composition.section:orderReferral.author
Definition

Identifies who is responsible for the information in this section, not necessarily who typed it in.

ShortWho and/or what authored the section
Control0..*
TypeReference(CH Core Practitioner, CH Core PractitionerRole, Device, CH Core Patient, RelatedPerson, CH Core Organization)
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Identifies who is responsible for the content.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
188. Composition.section:orderReferral.focus
Definition

The actual focus of the section when it is not the subject of the composition, but instead represents something or someone associated with the subject such as (for a patient subject) a spouse, parent, fetus, or donor. If not focus is specified, the focus is assumed to be focus of the parent section, or, for a section in the Composition itself, the subject of the composition. Sections with a focus SHALL only include resources where the logical subject (patient, subject, focus, etc.) matches the section focus, or the resources have no logical subject (few resources).

ShortWho/what the section is about, when it is not about the subject of composition
Comments

Typically, sections in a doument are about the subject of the document, whether that is a patient, or group of patients, location, or device, or whatever. For some kind of documents, some sections actually contain data about related entities. Typical examples are a section in a newborn discharge summary concerning the mother, or family history documents, with a section about each family member, though there are many other examples.

Control0..1
TypeReference(Resource)
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
190. Composition.section:orderReferral.text
Definition

A human-readable narrative that contains the attested content of the section, used to represent the content of the resource to a human. The narrative need not encode all the structured data, but is required to contain sufficient detail to make it "clinically safe" for a human to just read the narrative.

ShortText summary of the section, for human interpretation
Comments

Document profiles may define what content should be represented in the narrative to ensure clinical safety.

Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-1
TypeNarrative
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
192. Composition.section:orderReferral.mode
Definition

How the entry list was prepared - whether it is a working list that is suitable for being maintained on an ongoing basis, or if it represents a snapshot of a list of items from another source, or whether it is a prepared list where items may be marked as added, modified or deleted.

Shortworking | snapshot | changes
Comments

This element is labeled as a modifier because a change list must not be misunderstood as a complete list.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from ListMode

The processing mode that applies to this section.

Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Sections are used in various ways, and it must be known in what way it is safe to use the entries in them.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
194. Composition.section:orderReferral.orderedBy
Definition

Specifies the order applied to the items in the section entries.

ShortOrder of section entries
Comments

Applications SHOULD render ordered lists in the order provided, but MAY allow users to re-order based on their own preferences as well. If there is no order specified, the order is unknown, though there may still be some order.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from ListOrderCodes

What order applies to the items in the entry.

TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Important for presentation and rendering. Lists may be sorted to place more important information first or to group related entries.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
196. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry
Definition

A reference to the actual resource from which the narrative in the section is derived.

ShortA reference to data that supports this section
Comments

If there are no entries in the list, an emptyReason SHOULD be provided.

Control1..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
TypeReference(Resource)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.section.entry. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • profile @ resolve()
198. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:Questionnaire
Slice NameQuestionnaire
Definition

A reference to the actual resource from which the narrative in the section is derived.

ShortQuestionnaire
Comments

If there are no entries in the list, an emptyReason SHOULD be provided.

Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
TypeReference(CH ORF Questionnaire)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
200. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:Questionnaire.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
202. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:Questionnaire.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.section.entry.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
204. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:Questionnaire.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control1..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
206. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:Questionnaire.type
Definition

The expected type of the target of the reference. If both Reference.type and Reference.reference are populated and Reference.reference is a FHIR URL, both SHALL be consistent.

The type is the Canonical URL of Resource Definition that is the type this reference refers to. References are URLs that are relative to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/ e.g. "Patient" is a reference to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Patient. Absolute URLs are only allowed for logical models (and can only be used in references in logical models, not resources).

ShortType the reference refers to (e.g. "Patient")
Comments

This element is used to indicate the type of the target of the reference. This may be used which ever of the other elements are populated (or not). In some cases, the type of the target may be determined by inspection of the reference (e.g. a RESTful URL) or by resolving the target of the reference; if both the type and a reference is provided, the reference SHALL resolve to a resource of the same type as that specified.

Control0..1
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from ResourceType

Aa resource (or, for logical models, the URI of the logical model).

Typeuri
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
208. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:Questionnaire.identifier
Definition

An identifier for the target resource. This is used when there is no way to reference the other resource directly, either because the entity it represents is not available through a FHIR server, or because there is no way for the author of the resource to convert a known identifier to an actual location. There is no requirement that a Reference.identifier point to something that is actually exposed as a FHIR instance, but it SHALL point to a business concept that would be expected to be exposed as a FHIR instance, and that instance would need to be of a FHIR resource type allowed by the reference.

ShortLogical reference, when literal reference is not known
Comments

When an identifier is provided in place of a reference, any system processing the reference will only be able to resolve the identifier to a reference if it understands the business context in which the identifier is used. Sometimes this is global (e.g. a national identifier) but often it is not. For this reason, none of the useful mechanisms described for working with references (e.g. chaining, includes) are possible, nor should servers be expected to be able resolve the reference. Servers may accept an identifier based reference untouched, resolve it, and/or reject it - see CapabilityStatement.rest.resource.referencePolicy.

When both an identifier and a literal reference are provided, the literal reference is preferred. Applications processing the resource are allowed - but not required - to check that the identifier matches the literal reference

Applications converting a logical reference to a literal reference may choose to leave the logical reference present, or remove it.

Reference is intended to point to a structure that can potentially be expressed as a FHIR resource, though there is no need for it to exist as an actual FHIR resource instance - except in as much as an application wishes to actual find the target of the reference. The content referred to be the identifier must meet the logical constraints implied by any limitations on what resource types are permitted for the reference. For example, it would not be legitimate to send the identifier for a drug prescription if the type were Reference(Observation|DiagnosticReport). One of the use-cases for Reference.identifier is the situation where no FHIR representation exists (where the type is Reference (Any).

NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
TypeIdentifier
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
210. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:Questionnaire.display
Definition

Plain text narrative that identifies the resource in addition to the resource reference.

ShortText alternative for the resource
Comments

This is generally not the same as the Resource.text of the referenced resource. The purpose is to identify what's being referenced, not to fully describe it.

Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
212. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:QuestionnaireResponse
Slice NameQuestionnaireResponse
Definition

A reference to the actual resource from which the narrative in the section is derived.

ShortQuestionnaireResponse
Comments

If there are no entries in the list, an emptyReason SHOULD be provided.

Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
TypeReference(CH ORF QuestionnaireResponse)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
214. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:QuestionnaireResponse.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
216. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:QuestionnaireResponse.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.section.entry.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
218. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:QuestionnaireResponse.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control1..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
220. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:QuestionnaireResponse.type
Definition

The expected type of the target of the reference. If both Reference.type and Reference.reference are populated and Reference.reference is a FHIR URL, both SHALL be consistent.

The type is the Canonical URL of Resource Definition that is the type this reference refers to. References are URLs that are relative to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/ e.g. "Patient" is a reference to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Patient. Absolute URLs are only allowed for logical models (and can only be used in references in logical models, not resources).

ShortType the reference refers to (e.g. "Patient")
Comments

This element is used to indicate the type of the target of the reference. This may be used which ever of the other elements are populated (or not). In some cases, the type of the target may be determined by inspection of the reference (e.g. a RESTful URL) or by resolving the target of the reference; if both the type and a reference is provided, the reference SHALL resolve to a resource of the same type as that specified.

Control0..1
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from ResourceType

Aa resource (or, for logical models, the URI of the logical model).

Typeuri
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
222. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:QuestionnaireResponse.identifier
Definition

An identifier for the target resource. This is used when there is no way to reference the other resource directly, either because the entity it represents is not available through a FHIR server, or because there is no way for the author of the resource to convert a known identifier to an actual location. There is no requirement that a Reference.identifier point to something that is actually exposed as a FHIR instance, but it SHALL point to a business concept that would be expected to be exposed as a FHIR instance, and that instance would need to be of a FHIR resource type allowed by the reference.

ShortLogical reference, when literal reference is not known
Comments

When an identifier is provided in place of a reference, any system processing the reference will only be able to resolve the identifier to a reference if it understands the business context in which the identifier is used. Sometimes this is global (e.g. a national identifier) but often it is not. For this reason, none of the useful mechanisms described for working with references (e.g. chaining, includes) are possible, nor should servers be expected to be able resolve the reference. Servers may accept an identifier based reference untouched, resolve it, and/or reject it - see CapabilityStatement.rest.resource.referencePolicy.

When both an identifier and a literal reference are provided, the literal reference is preferred. Applications processing the resource are allowed - but not required - to check that the identifier matches the literal reference

Applications converting a logical reference to a literal reference may choose to leave the logical reference present, or remove it.

Reference is intended to point to a structure that can potentially be expressed as a FHIR resource, though there is no need for it to exist as an actual FHIR resource instance - except in as much as an application wishes to actual find the target of the reference. The content referred to be the identifier must meet the logical constraints implied by any limitations on what resource types are permitted for the reference. For example, it would not be legitimate to send the identifier for a drug prescription if the type were Reference(Observation|DiagnosticReport). One of the use-cases for Reference.identifier is the situation where no FHIR representation exists (where the type is Reference (Any).

NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
TypeIdentifier
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
224. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:QuestionnaireResponse.display
Definition

Plain text narrative that identifies the resource in addition to the resource reference.

ShortText alternative for the resource
Comments

This is generally not the same as the Resource.text of the referenced resource. The purpose is to identify what's being referenced, not to fully describe it.

Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
226. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:ServiceRequest
Slice NameServiceRequest
Definition

A reference to the actual resource from which the narrative in the section is derived.

ShortServiceRequest
Comments

If there are no entries in the list, an emptyReason SHOULD be provided.

Control1..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
TypeReference(CH ORF ServiceRequest)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
228. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:ServiceRequest.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
230. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:ServiceRequest.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.section.entry.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
232. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:ServiceRequest.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control1..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
234. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:ServiceRequest.type
Definition

The expected type of the target of the reference. If both Reference.type and Reference.reference are populated and Reference.reference is a FHIR URL, both SHALL be consistent.

The type is the Canonical URL of Resource Definition that is the type this reference refers to. References are URLs that are relative to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/ e.g. "Patient" is a reference to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Patient. Absolute URLs are only allowed for logical models (and can only be used in references in logical models, not resources).

ShortType the reference refers to (e.g. "Patient")
Comments

This element is used to indicate the type of the target of the reference. This may be used which ever of the other elements are populated (or not). In some cases, the type of the target may be determined by inspection of the reference (e.g. a RESTful URL) or by resolving the target of the reference; if both the type and a reference is provided, the reference SHALL resolve to a resource of the same type as that specified.

Control0..1
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from ResourceType

Aa resource (or, for logical models, the URI of the logical model).

Typeuri
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
236. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:ServiceRequest.identifier
Definition

An identifier for the target resource. This is used when there is no way to reference the other resource directly, either because the entity it represents is not available through a FHIR server, or because there is no way for the author of the resource to convert a known identifier to an actual location. There is no requirement that a Reference.identifier point to something that is actually exposed as a FHIR instance, but it SHALL point to a business concept that would be expected to be exposed as a FHIR instance, and that instance would need to be of a FHIR resource type allowed by the reference.

ShortLogical reference, when literal reference is not known
Comments

When an identifier is provided in place of a reference, any system processing the reference will only be able to resolve the identifier to a reference if it understands the business context in which the identifier is used. Sometimes this is global (e.g. a national identifier) but often it is not. For this reason, none of the useful mechanisms described for working with references (e.g. chaining, includes) are possible, nor should servers be expected to be able resolve the reference. Servers may accept an identifier based reference untouched, resolve it, and/or reject it - see CapabilityStatement.rest.resource.referencePolicy.

When both an identifier and a literal reference are provided, the literal reference is preferred. Applications processing the resource are allowed - but not required - to check that the identifier matches the literal reference

Applications converting a logical reference to a literal reference may choose to leave the logical reference present, or remove it.

Reference is intended to point to a structure that can potentially be expressed as a FHIR resource, though there is no need for it to exist as an actual FHIR resource instance - except in as much as an application wishes to actual find the target of the reference. The content referred to be the identifier must meet the logical constraints implied by any limitations on what resource types are permitted for the reference. For example, it would not be legitimate to send the identifier for a drug prescription if the type were Reference(Observation|DiagnosticReport). One of the use-cases for Reference.identifier is the situation where no FHIR representation exists (where the type is Reference (Any).

NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
TypeIdentifier
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
238. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:ServiceRequest.display
Definition

Plain text narrative that identifies the resource in addition to the resource reference.

ShortText alternative for the resource
Comments

This is generally not the same as the Resource.text of the referenced resource. The purpose is to identify what's being referenced, not to fully describe it.

Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
240. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:DocumentReference
Slice NameDocumentReference
Definition

A reference to the actual resource from which the narrative in the section is derived.

ShortDocumentReference
Comments

If there are no entries in the list, an emptyReason SHOULD be provided.

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
TypeReference(CH ORF DocumentReference)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
242. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:DocumentReference.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
244. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:DocumentReference.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Composition.section.entry.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
246. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:DocumentReference.reference
Definition

A reference to a location at which the other resource is found. The reference may be a relative reference, in which case it is relative to the service base URL, or an absolute URL that resolves to the location where the resource is found. The reference may be version specific or not. If the reference is not to a FHIR RESTful server, then it should be assumed to be version specific. Internal fragment references (start with '#') refer to contained resources.

ShortLiteral reference, Relative, internal or absolute URL
Comments

Using absolute URLs provides a stable scalable approach suitable for a cloud/web context, while using relative/logical references provides a flexible approach suitable for use when trading across closed eco-system boundaries. Absolute URLs do not need to point to a FHIR RESTful server, though this is the preferred approach. If the URL conforms to the structure "/[type]/[id]" then it should be assumed that the reference is to a FHIR RESTful server.

Control1..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ref-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
248. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:DocumentReference.type
Definition

The expected type of the target of the reference. If both Reference.type and Reference.reference are populated and Reference.reference is a FHIR URL, both SHALL be consistent.

The type is the Canonical URL of Resource Definition that is the type this reference refers to. References are URLs that are relative to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/ e.g. "Patient" is a reference to http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Patient. Absolute URLs are only allowed for logical models (and can only be used in references in logical models, not resources).

ShortType the reference refers to (e.g. "Patient")
Comments

This element is used to indicate the type of the target of the reference. This may be used which ever of the other elements are populated (or not). In some cases, the type of the target may be determined by inspection of the reference (e.g. a RESTful URL) or by resolving the target of the reference; if both the type and a reference is provided, the reference SHALL resolve to a resource of the same type as that specified.

Control0..1
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from ResourceType

Aa resource (or, for logical models, the URI of the logical model).

Typeuri
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
250. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:DocumentReference.identifier
Definition

An identifier for the target resource. This is used when there is no way to reference the other resource directly, either because the entity it represents is not available through a FHIR server, or because there is no way for the author of the resource to convert a known identifier to an actual location. There is no requirement that a Reference.identifier point to something that is actually exposed as a FHIR instance, but it SHALL point to a business concept that would be expected to be exposed as a FHIR instance, and that instance would need to be of a FHIR resource type allowed by the reference.

ShortLogical reference, when literal reference is not known
Comments

When an identifier is provided in place of a reference, any system processing the reference will only be able to resolve the identifier to a reference if it understands the business context in which the identifier is used. Sometimes this is global (e.g. a national identifier) but often it is not. For this reason, none of the useful mechanisms described for working with references (e.g. chaining, includes) are possible, nor should servers be expected to be able resolve the reference. Servers may accept an identifier based reference untouched, resolve it, and/or reject it - see CapabilityStatement.rest.resource.referencePolicy.

When both an identifier and a literal reference are provided, the literal reference is preferred. Applications processing the resource are allowed - but not required - to check that the identifier matches the literal reference

Applications converting a logical reference to a literal reference may choose to leave the logical reference present, or remove it.

Reference is intended to point to a structure that can potentially be expressed as a FHIR resource, though there is no need for it to exist as an actual FHIR resource instance - except in as much as an application wishes to actual find the target of the reference. The content referred to be the identifier must meet the logical constraints implied by any limitations on what resource types are permitted for the reference. For example, it would not be legitimate to send the identifier for a drug prescription if the type were Reference(Observation|DiagnosticReport). One of the use-cases for Reference.identifier is the situation where no FHIR representation exists (where the type is Reference (Any).

NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
TypeIdentifier
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
252. Composition.section:orderReferral.entry:DocumentReference.display
Definition

Plain text narrative that identifies the resource in addition to the resource reference.

ShortText alternative for the resource
Comments

This is generally not the same as the Resource.text of the referenced resource. The purpose is to identify what's being referenced, not to fully describe it.

Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
254. Composition.section:orderReferral.emptyReason
Definition

If the section is empty, why the list is empty. An empty section typically has some text explaining the empty reason.

ShortWhy the section is empty
Comments

The various reasons for an empty section make a significant interpretation to its interpretation. Note that this code is for use when the entire section content has been suppressed, and not for when individual items are omitted - implementers may consider using a text note or a flag on an entry in these cases.

Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from ListEmptyReasons

If a section is empty, why it is empty.

TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Allows capturing things like "none exist" or "not asked" which can be important for most lists.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
256. Composition.section:orderReferral.section
Definition

A nested sub-section within this section.

ShortNested Section
Comments

Nested sections are primarily used to help human readers navigate to particular portions of the document.

Control0..0
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-1
TypeSee ttp://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Composition#Composition.section
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
258. Composition.section:originalRepresentation
Slice NameoriginalRepresentation
Definition

The root of the sections that make up the composition.

ShortContains the original representation as a PDF of the current document.
Control0..1
TypeBackboneElement
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantscmp-1: A section must contain at least one of text, entries, or sub-sections (text.exists() or entry.exists() or section.exists())
cmp-2: A section can only have an emptyReason if it is empty (emptyReason.empty() or entry.empty())
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
260. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
262. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
264. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element and that modifies the understanding of the element in which it is contained and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the element that contains them
Summarytrue
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content, modifiers
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
266. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.title
Definition

The label for this particular section. This will be part of the rendered content for the document, and is often used to build a table of contents.

ShortOriginal representation
Comments

The title identifies the section for a human reader. The title must be consistent with the narrative of the resource that is the target of the section.content reference. Generally, sections SHOULD have titles, but in some documents, it is unnecessary or inappropriate. Typically, this is where a section has subsections that have their own adequately distinguishing title, or documents that only have a single section. Most Implementation Guides will make section title to be a required element.

Control1..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Section headings are often standardized for different types of documents. They give guidance to humans on how the document is organized.

Alternate Namesheader, label, caption
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
268. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.code
Definition

A code identifying the kind of content contained within the section. This must be consistent with the section title.

ShortClassification of section (recommended)
Comments

The code identifies the section for an automated processor of the document. This is particularly relevant when using profiles to control the structure of the document.

If the section has content (instead of sub-sections), the section.code does not change the meaning or interpretation of the resource that is the content of the section in the comments for the section.code.

Control1..1
BindingFor example codes, see DocumentSectionCodes

Classification of a section of a composition/document.

TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Provides computable standardized labels to topics within the document.

Pattern Value&lt;valueCodeableConcept&nbsp;xmlns=&quot;http://hl7.org/fhir&quot;&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;coding&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;system&nbsp;value=&quot;http://loinc.org&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;code&nbsp;value=&quot;55108-5&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;display&nbsp;value=&quot;Clinical&nbsp;presentation&nbsp;Document&quot;/&gt;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/coding&gt;<br/>&lt;/valueCodeableConcept&gt;<br/>
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
270. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.author
Definition

Identifies who is responsible for the information in this section, not necessarily who typed it in.

ShortWho and/or what authored the section
Control0..*
TypeReference(CH Core Practitioner, CH Core PractitionerRole, Device, CH Core Patient, RelatedPerson, CH Core Organization)
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Identifies who is responsible for the content.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
272. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.focus
Definition

The actual focus of the section when it is not the subject of the composition, but instead represents something or someone associated with the subject such as (for a patient subject) a spouse, parent, fetus, or donor. If not focus is specified, the focus is assumed to be focus of the parent section, or, for a section in the Composition itself, the subject of the composition. Sections with a focus SHALL only include resources where the logical subject (patient, subject, focus, etc.) matches the section focus, or the resources have no logical subject (few resources).

ShortWho/what the section is about, when it is not about the subject of composition
Comments

Typically, sections in a doument are about the subject of the document, whether that is a patient, or group of patients, location, or device, or whatever. For some kind of documents, some sections actually contain data about related entities. Typical examples are a section in a newborn discharge summary concerning the mother, or family history documents, with a section about each family member, though there are many other examples.

Control0..1
TypeReference(Resource)
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
274. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.text
Definition

A human-readable narrative that contains the attested content of the section, used to represent the content of the resource to a human. The narrative need not encode all the structured data, but is required to contain sufficient detail to make it "clinically safe" for a human to just read the narrative.

ShortRepresentation of the original view
Comments

Document profiles may define what content should be represented in the narrative to ensure clinical safety.

Control1..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-1
TypeNarrative
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
276. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.mode
Definition

How the entry list was prepared - whether it is a working list that is suitable for being maintained on an ongoing basis, or if it represents a snapshot of a list of items from another source, or whether it is a prepared list where items may be marked as added, modified or deleted.

Shortworking | snapshot | changes
Comments

This element is labeled as a modifier because a change list must not be misunderstood as a complete list.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from ListMode

The processing mode that applies to this section.

Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Sections are used in various ways, and it must be known in what way it is safe to use the entries in them.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
278. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.orderedBy
Definition

Specifies the order applied to the items in the section entries.

ShortOrder of section entries
Comments

Applications SHOULD render ordered lists in the order provided, but MAY allow users to re-order based on their own preferences as well. If there is no order specified, the order is unknown, though there may still be some order.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from ListOrderCodes

What order applies to the items in the entry.

TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Important for presentation and rendering. Lists may be sorted to place more important information first or to group related entries.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
280. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.entry
Definition

A reference to the actual resource from which the narrative in the section is derived.

ShortAccording to the EPR ordonnance the PDF has to be in PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-2 format.
Comments

If there are no entries in the list, an emptyReason SHOULD be provided.

Control1..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
TypeReference(Binary)
Is Modifierfalse
Must Supporttrue
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
282. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.emptyReason
Definition

If the section is empty, why the list is empty. An empty section typically has some text explaining the empty reason.

ShortWhy the section is empty
Comments

The various reasons for an empty section make a significant interpretation to its interpretation. Note that this code is for use when the entire section content has been suppressed, and not for when individual items are omitted - implementers may consider using a text note or a flag on an entry in these cases.

Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-2
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from ListEmptyReasons

If a section is empty, why it is empty.

TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Allows capturing things like "none exist" or "not asked" which can be important for most lists.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
284. Composition.section:originalRepresentation.section
Definition

A nested sub-section within this section.

ShortNested Section
Comments

Nested sections are primarily used to help human readers navigate to particular portions of the document.

Control0..0
This element is affected by the following invariants: cmp-1
TypeSee ttp://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Composition#Composition.section
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))