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FHIR Infrastructure icon Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Country: World, Not Intended for Production use
Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/definition-method Version: 6.0.0-cibuild
draft as of 2020-12-28 Computable Name: DefinitionMethod
Flags: Experimental, Immutable OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.3059

This value set is used in the following places:

The method used to define, describe, or determine a characteristic value.


This expansion generated 19 Jul 2024

Expansion based on codesystem Definition Method v6.0.0-cibuild (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 8 concepts.

  systematic-assessmenthttp://hl7.org/fhir/definition-methodSystematic Assessment

Any method of routinely determining whether or not specific outcomes (e.g. adverse events) have occurred, for example through a standard questionnaire, regular investigator assessment, regular laboratory testing, or other method

  non-systematic-assessmenthttp://hl7.org/fhir/definition-methodNon-Systematic Assessment

Any non-systematic method for determining whether or not adverse events have occurred, such as self-reporting by participants or occasional assessment/testing


Aggregated using mean of observed values.


Aggregated using median of observed values.

  mean-of-meanhttp://hl7.org/fhir/definition-methodMean of Means

Aggregated using mean of means (e.g. study mean values).

  mean-of-medianhttp://hl7.org/fhir/definition-methodMean of Medians

Aggregated using mean of medians (e.g. study median values).

  median-of-meanhttp://hl7.org/fhir/definition-methodMedian of Means

Aggregated using median of means (e.g. study mean values).

  median-of-medianhttp://hl7.org/fhir/definition-methodMedian of Medians

Aggregated using median of medians (e.g. study median values).


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Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LvlA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code