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See the Directory of published versions icon ValueSet http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/definition-topic

Terminology Infrastructure icon Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Country: World, Not Intended for Production use
Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/definition-topic Version: 6.0.0-cibuild
draft as of 2020-12-28 Computable Name: DefinitionTopic
Flags: Experimental, Immutable OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.794

This value set is used in the following places:

High-level categorization of the definition, used for searching, sorting, and filtering.

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:


This expansion generated 19 Apr 2024

This value set contains 9 concepts.

  fhir-structure iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/definition-useFHIR Structure

This structure is defined as part of the base FHIR Specification

  custom-resource iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/definition-useCustom Resource

This structure is intended to be treated like a FHIR resource (e.g. on the FHIR API)

  dam iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/definition-useDomain Analysis Model

This structure captures an analysis of a domain

  wire-format iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/definition-useWire Format

This structure represents and existing structure (e.g. CDA, HL7 v2)

  archetype iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/definition-useDomain Analysis Model

This structure captures an analysis of a domain

  template iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/definition-useTemplate

This structure is a template (n.b: 'template' has many meanings)

  treatment iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/definition-topicTreatment

The definition is related to treatment of the patient.

  education iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/definition-topicEducation

The definition is related to education of the patient.

  assessment iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/definition-topicAssessment

The definition is related to assessment of the patient.


See the full registry of value sets defined as part of FHIR.

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