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8.17 Resource Substance - Content

Orders and Observations Work GroupMaturity Level: 2 Trial UseSecurity Category: Business Compartments: Not linked to any defined compartments

A homogeneous material with a definite composition.

This resource allows for a material to be represented. The resource can be used to represent either a kind of a substance - e.g. a formulation commonly used for treating patients, or it can be used to describe a particular package of a known substance (e.g. bottle, jar, packet).

The composition of the material can be specified in terms of a mix of other materials, including with precise amounts if required.

A medication is a substance that is packaged and used as an administered medication. The medication resource uses the substance resource to represent the actual ingredients of a medication.

This resource is referenced by ActivityDefinition, AdverseEvent, BiologicallyDerivedProduct, CarePlan, CatalogEntry, ChargeItem, ChargeItemDefinition, ClinicalUseIssue, Contract, Group, Specimen, SpecimenDefinition, itself and SupplyDelivery.

This resource does not implement any patterns.

Structure

NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
.. Substance TUDomainResourceA homogeneous material with a definite composition
Elements defined in Ancestors: id, meta, implicitRules, language, text, contained, extension, modifierExtension
... identifier Σ0..*IdentifierUnique identifier
... instance ?!Σ1..1booleanIs this an instance of a substance or a kind of one
... status ?!Σ0..1codeactive | inactive | entered-in-error
FHIRSubstanceStatus (Required)
... code Σ1..1CodeableReference(SubstanceDefinition)What substance this is
Substance Code (Example)
... description Σ0..1stringTextual description of the substance, comments
... expiry Σ0..1dateTimeWhen no longer valid to use
... quantity Σ0..1SimpleQuantityAmount of substance in the package
... ingredient Σ0..*BackboneElementComposition information about the substance
.... quantity Σ0..1RatioOptional amount (concentration)
.... substance[x] Σ1..1A component of the substance
Substance Code (Example)
..... substanceCodeableConceptCodeableConcept
..... substanceReferenceReference(Substance)

doco Documentation for this format

UML Diagram (Legend)

Substance (DomainResource)Unique identifier for the substance. For an instance, an identifier associated with the package/container (usually a label affixed directly)identifier : Identifier [0..*]A boolean to indicate if this an instance of a substance or a kind of one (a definition) (this element modifies the meaning of other elements)instance : boolean [1..1]A code to indicate if the substance is actively used (this element modifies the meaning of other elements)status : code [0..1] « A code to indicate if the substance is actively used. (Strength=Required)FHIRSubstanceStatus! »A code that classifies the general type of substance. This is used for searching, sorting and display purposescategory : CodeableConcept [0..*] « Category or classification of substance. (Strength=Extensible)SubstanceCategoryCodes+ »A code (or set of codes) that identify this substancecode : DataType [1..1] « SubstanceDefinition; Substance codes. (Strength=Example)SubstanceCode?? »A description of the substance - its appearance, handling requirements, and other usage notesdescription : string [0..1]When the substance is no longer valid to use. For some substances, a single arbitrary date is used for expiryexpiry : dateTime [0..1]The amount of the substancequantity : Quantity(SimpleQuantity) [0..1]IngredientThe amount of the ingredient in the substance - a concentration ratioquantity : Ratio [0..1]Another substance that is a component of this substancesubstance[x] : DataType [1..1] « CodeableConcept|Reference(Substance); Substance Ingredient codes. (Strength=Example) SubstanceCode?? »A substance can be composed of other substancesingredient[0..*]

XML Template

<Substance xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir"> doco
 <!-- from Resource: id, meta, implicitRules, and language -->
 <!-- from DomainResource: text, contained, extension, and modifierExtension -->
 <identifier><!-- 0..* Identifier Unique identifier --></identifier>
 <instance value="[boolean]"/><!-- 1..1 Is this an instance of a substance or a kind of one -->
 <status value="[code]"/><!-- 0..1 active | inactive | entered-in-error -->
 <category><!-- 0..* CodeableConcept What class/type of substance this is --></category>
 <code><!-- 1..1 CodeableReference(SubstanceDefinition) What substance this is --></code>
 <description value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Textual description of the substance, comments -->
 <expiry value="[dateTime]"/><!-- 0..1 When no longer valid to use -->
 <quantity><!-- 0..1 Quantity(SimpleQuantity) Amount of substance in the package --></quantity>
 <ingredient>  <!-- 0..* Composition information about the substance -->
  <quantity><!-- 0..1 Ratio Optional amount (concentration) --></quantity>
  <substance[x]><!-- 1..1 CodeableConcept|Reference(Substance) A component of the substance --></substance[x]>
 </ingredient>
</Substance>

Turtle Template

@prefix fhir: <http://hl7.org/fhir/> .doco


[ a fhir:Substance;
  fhir:nodeRole fhir:treeRoot; # if this is the parser root

  # from Resource: .id, .meta, .implicitRules, and .language
  # from DomainResource: .text, .contained, .extension, and .modifierExtension
  fhir:Substance.identifier [ Identifier ], ... ; # 0..* Unique identifier
  fhir:Substance.instance [ boolean ]; # 1..1 Is this an instance of a substance or a kind of one
  fhir:Substance.status [ code ]; # 0..1 active | inactive | entered-in-error
  fhir:Substance.category [ CodeableConcept ], ... ; # 0..* What class/type of substance this is
  fhir:Substance.code [ CodeableReference(SubstanceDefinition) ]; # 1..1 What substance this is
  fhir:Substance.description [ string ]; # 0..1 Textual description of the substance, comments
  fhir:Substance.expiry [ dateTime ]; # 0..1 When no longer valid to use
  fhir:Substance.quantity [ Quantity(SimpleQuantity) ]; # 0..1 Amount of substance in the package
  fhir:Substance.ingredient [ # 0..* Composition information about the substance
    fhir:Substance.ingredient.quantity [ Ratio ]; # 0..1 Optional amount (concentration)
    # Substance.ingredient.substance[x] : 1..1 A component of the substance. One of these 2
      fhir:Substance.ingredient.substanceCodeableConcept [ CodeableConcept ]
      fhir:Substance.ingredient.substanceReference [ Reference(Substance) ]
  ], ...;
]

Changes since R3

Substance
Substance.instance
  • Min Cardinality changed from 0 to 1
  • Max Cardinality changed from * to 1
  • Type changed from BackboneElement to boolean
  • Now marked as Modifier
Substance.status
  • Change value set from http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/substance-status|4.0.0 to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/substance-status|4.5.0
Substance.code
  • Type changed from CodeableConcept to CodeableReference
Substance.expiry
  • Added Element
Substance.quantity
  • Added Element
Substance.instance.identifier
  • deleted
Substance.instance.expiry
  • deleted
Substance.instance.quantity
  • deleted

See the Full Difference for further information

This analysis is available as XML or JSON.

See R3 <--> R4 Conversion Maps (status = 6 tests that all execute ok. All tests pass round-trip testing and 1 r3 resources are invalid (0 errors).)

Structure

NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
.. Substance TUDomainResourceA homogeneous material with a definite composition
Elements defined in Ancestors: id, meta, implicitRules, language, text, contained, extension, modifierExtension
... identifier Σ0..*IdentifierUnique identifier
... instance ?!Σ1..1booleanIs this an instance of a substance or a kind of one
... status ?!Σ0..1codeactive | inactive | entered-in-error
FHIRSubstanceStatus (Required)
... code Σ1..1CodeableReference(SubstanceDefinition)What substance this is
Substance Code (Example)
... description Σ0..1stringTextual description of the substance, comments
... expiry Σ0..1dateTimeWhen no longer valid to use
... quantity Σ0..1SimpleQuantityAmount of substance in the package
... ingredient Σ0..*BackboneElementComposition information about the substance
.... quantity Σ0..1RatioOptional amount (concentration)
.... substance[x] Σ1..1A component of the substance
Substance Code (Example)
..... substanceCodeableConceptCodeableConcept
..... substanceReferenceReference(Substance)

doco Documentation for this format

UML Diagram (Legend)

Substance (DomainResource)Unique identifier for the substance. For an instance, an identifier associated with the package/container (usually a label affixed directly)identifier : Identifier [0..*]A boolean to indicate if this an instance of a substance or a kind of one (a definition) (this element modifies the meaning of other elements)instance : boolean [1..1]A code to indicate if the substance is actively used (this element modifies the meaning of other elements)status : code [0..1] « A code to indicate if the substance is actively used. (Strength=Required)FHIRSubstanceStatus! »A code that classifies the general type of substance. This is used for searching, sorting and display purposescategory : CodeableConcept [0..*] « Category or classification of substance. (Strength=Extensible)SubstanceCategoryCodes+ »A code (or set of codes) that identify this substancecode : DataType [1..1] « SubstanceDefinition; Substance codes. (Strength=Example)SubstanceCode?? »A description of the substance - its appearance, handling requirements, and other usage notesdescription : string [0..1]When the substance is no longer valid to use. For some substances, a single arbitrary date is used for expiryexpiry : dateTime [0..1]The amount of the substancequantity : Quantity(SimpleQuantity) [0..1]IngredientThe amount of the ingredient in the substance - a concentration ratioquantity : Ratio [0..1]Another substance that is a component of this substancesubstance[x] : DataType [1..1] « CodeableConcept|Reference(Substance); Substance Ingredient codes. (Strength=Example) SubstanceCode?? »A substance can be composed of other substancesingredient[0..*]

XML Template

<Substance xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir"> doco
 <!-- from Resource: id, meta, implicitRules, and language -->
 <!-- from DomainResource: text, contained, extension, and modifierExtension -->
 <identifier><!-- 0..* Identifier Unique identifier --></identifier>
 <instance value="[boolean]"/><!-- 1..1 Is this an instance of a substance or a kind of one -->
 <status value="[code]"/><!-- 0..1 active | inactive | entered-in-error -->
 <category><!-- 0..* CodeableConcept What class/type of substance this is --></category>
 <code><!-- 1..1 CodeableReference(SubstanceDefinition) What substance this is --></code>
 <description value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Textual description of the substance, comments -->
 <expiry value="[dateTime]"/><!-- 0..1 When no longer valid to use -->
 <quantity><!-- 0..1 Quantity(SimpleQuantity) Amount of substance in the package --></quantity>
 <ingredient>  <!-- 0..* Composition information about the substance -->
  <quantity><!-- 0..1 Ratio Optional amount (concentration) --></quantity>
  <substance[x]><!-- 1..1 CodeableConcept|Reference(Substance) A component of the substance --></substance[x]>
 </ingredient>
</Substance>

Turtle Template

@prefix fhir: <http://hl7.org/fhir/> .doco


[ a fhir:Substance;
  fhir:nodeRole fhir:treeRoot; # if this is the parser root

  # from Resource: .id, .meta, .implicitRules, and .language
  # from DomainResource: .text, .contained, .extension, and .modifierExtension
  fhir:Substance.identifier [ Identifier ], ... ; # 0..* Unique identifier
  fhir:Substance.instance [ boolean ]; # 1..1 Is this an instance of a substance or a kind of one
  fhir:Substance.status [ code ]; # 0..1 active | inactive | entered-in-error
  fhir:Substance.category [ CodeableConcept ], ... ; # 0..* What class/type of substance this is
  fhir:Substance.code [ CodeableReference(SubstanceDefinition) ]; # 1..1 What substance this is
  fhir:Substance.description [ string ]; # 0..1 Textual description of the substance, comments
  fhir:Substance.expiry [ dateTime ]; # 0..1 When no longer valid to use
  fhir:Substance.quantity [ Quantity(SimpleQuantity) ]; # 0..1 Amount of substance in the package
  fhir:Substance.ingredient [ # 0..* Composition information about the substance
    fhir:Substance.ingredient.quantity [ Ratio ]; # 0..1 Optional amount (concentration)
    # Substance.ingredient.substance[x] : 1..1 A component of the substance. One of these 2
      fhir:Substance.ingredient.substanceCodeableConcept [ CodeableConcept ]
      fhir:Substance.ingredient.substanceReference [ Reference(Substance) ]
  ], ...;
]

Changes since Release 3

Substance
Substance.instance
  • Min Cardinality changed from 0 to 1
  • Max Cardinality changed from * to 1
  • Type changed from BackboneElement to boolean
  • Now marked as Modifier
Substance.status
  • Change value set from http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/substance-status|4.0.0 to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/substance-status|4.5.0
Substance.code
  • Type changed from CodeableConcept to CodeableReference
Substance.expiry
  • Added Element
Substance.quantity
  • Added Element
Substance.instance.identifier
  • deleted
Substance.instance.expiry
  • deleted
Substance.instance.quantity
  • deleted

See the Full Difference for further information

This analysis is available as XML or JSON.

See R3 <--> R4 Conversion Maps (status = 6 tests that all execute ok. All tests pass round-trip testing and 1 r3 resources are invalid (0 errors).)

 

See the Profiles & Extensions and the alternate definitions: Master Definition XML + JSON, XML Schema/Schematron + JSON Schema, ShEx (for Turtle) + see the extensions, the spreadsheet version & the dependency analysis a

PathDefinitionTypeReference
Substance.status A code to indicate if the substance is actively used.RequiredFHIRSubstanceStatus
Substance.category Category or classification of substance.ExtensibleSubstanceCategoryCodes
Substance.code Substance codes.ExampleSubstanceCode
Substance.ingredient.substance[x] Substance Ingredient codes.ExampleSubstanceCode

Search parameters for this resource. The common parameters also apply. See Searching for more information about searching in REST, messaging, and services.

NameTypeDescriptionExpressionIn Common
categorytokenThe category of the substanceSubstance.category
code DtokenThe code of the substance or ingredientSubstance.code.concept | (Substance.ingredient.substance as CodeableConcept)
code-reference DreferenceA reference to the defining substanceSubstance.code.reference
expiry NdateExpiry date of package or container of substanceSubstance.expiry
identifiertokenUnique identifier for the substanceSubstance.identifier
quantityquantityAmount of substance in the packageSubstance.quantity
status Ntokenactive | inactive | entered-in-errorSubstance.status
substance-referencereferenceA component of the substance(Substance.ingredient.substance as Reference)
(Substance)