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FHIR Infrastructure Work Group Maturity Level: 2Trial Use Use Context: Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


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This value set defines a set of codes that are used to indicate the supported operations of a testing engine or tool.

Committee:FHIR Infrastructure Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.704 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:


This expansion generated 14 Oct 2021

This value set contains 45 concepts

Expansion based on Test script operation code v0.1.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system

read ReadRead the current state of the resource.
vread Version ReadRead the state of a specific version of the resource.
update UpdateUpdate an existing resource by its id.
updateCreate Create using UpdateUpdate an existing resource by its id (or create it if it is new).
patch PatchPatch an existing resource by its id.
delete DeleteDelete a resource.
deleteCondSingle Conditional Delete SingleConditionally delete a single resource based on search parameters.
deleteCondMultiple Conditional Delete MultipleConditionally delete one or more resources based on search parameters.
history HistoryRetrieve the change history for a particular resource or resource type.
create CreateCreate a new resource with a server assigned id.
search SearchSearch based on some filter criteria.
batch BatchUpdate, create or delete a set of resources as independent actions.
transaction TransactionUpdate, create or delete a set of resources as a single transaction.
capabilities CapabilitiesGet a capability statement for the system.
apply $applyRealizes an ActivityDefinition in a specific context
closure $closureClosure Table Maintenance
find-matches $find-matchesFinding Codes based on supplied properties
conforms $conformsCompare two systems CapabilityStatements
data-requirements $data-requirementsAggregates and returns the parameters and data requirements for a resource and all its dependencies as a single module definition
document $documentGenerate a Document
evaluate $evaluateRequest clinical decision support guidance based on a specific decision support module
evaluate-measure $evaluate-measureInvoke an eMeasure and obtain the results
everything $everythingReturn all the related information as described in the Encounter or Patient
expand $expandValue Set Expansion
find $findFind a functional list
graphql $graphqlInvoke a GraphQL query
implements $implementsTest if a server implements a client's required operations
lastn $lastnLast N Observations Query
lookup $lookupConcept Look Up and Decomposition
match $matchFind patient matches using MPI based logic
meta $metaAccess a list of profiles, tags, and security labels
meta-add $meta-addAdd profiles, tags, and security labels to a resource
meta-delete $meta-deleteDelete profiles, tags, and security labels for a resource
populate $populatePopulate Questionnaire
populatehtml $populatehtmlGenerate HTML for Questionnaire
populatelink $populatelinkGenerate a link to a Questionnaire completion webpage
process-message $process-messageProcess a message according to the defined event
questionnaire $questionnaireBuild Questionnaire
stats $statsObservation Statistics
subset $subsetFetch a subset of the CapabilityStatement resource
subsumes $subsumesCodeSystem Subsumption Testing
transform $transformModel Instance Transformation
translate $translateConcept Translation
validate $validateValidate a resource
validate-code $validate-codeValueSet based Validation


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