|DotNet Class HL7Connect.Cda.Reference|
CDA entries can reference external objects such as external images and prior reports. These external objects are not part of the authenticated document content. They contain sufficient attributes to enable an explicit reference rather than duplicating the entire referenced object. The CDA entry that wraps the external reference can be used to encode the specific portions of the external reference that are addressed in the narrative block.
Each object allows for an identifier and a code, and contains the RIM Act.text attribute, which can be used to store the URL and MIME type of the object. External objects always have a fixed moodCode of "EVN".
|the attribute reference.seperatableInd indicates whether or not the source is intended to be interpreted independently of the target. The indicator cannot prevent an individual or application from separating the source and target, but indicates the author's desire and willingness to attest to the content of the source if separated from the target. Typically, where seperatableInd is "false", the exchanged package should include the target of the reference so that the recipient can render it.|
|ExternalAct is a derivative of the RIM Act class, to be used when the other more specific classes are not appropriate.|
|ExternalObservation is a derivative of the RIM Observation class, used for representing external coded and other observations|
|ExternalProcedure is a derivative of the RIM Procedure class, used for representing external procedures.|
|ExternalDocument is a derivative of the RIM Document class, used for representing external documents. ExternalDocument.text is modeled as an ED data type - allowing for the expression of the MIME type of the external document.|
|Choice of externalAct, externalObservation, externalProcedure, or externalDocument|
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