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Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/focus-characteristic-code Version: 6.0.0-cibuild
draft as of 2020-12-28 Computable Name: FocusCharacteristicCode
Flags: Experimental, Immutable OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.3064

This value set is used in the following places:

Evidence focus characteristic code.


This expansion generated 14 May 2024

Expansion based on codesystem Focus Characteristic Code v6.0.0-cibuild (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 8 concepts.


Used to reference a specific article.

  clinical-outcomes-observedhttp://hl7.org/fhir/focus-characteristic-codeObserved outcomes are clinical outcomes

Used to denote a focus on clinical outcomes, ie evidence variable in role of outcome (measured variable) as observed is considered a "clinical outcome" (patient-important outcome such as mortality, symptoms, function or quality of life).


The population of interest.


The exposure of interest, such as an intervention.


The comparator (intervention or control state) of interest.


the outcome of interest.

  medication-exposureshttp://hl7.org/fhir/focus-characteristic-codeMedication exposures

Any medication exposures. A subset of exposures or interventions that are medications.

  study-typehttp://hl7.org/fhir/focus-characteristic-codeStudy type

Type of research study, such as randomized trial or case-control study.


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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