Ancestor: HL7Connect.Cda.ST

A character string that optionally may have a code attached. The text must always be present if a code is present.

The code is often a local code. SC is used in cases where coding is exceptional (e.g., user error messages are essentially text messages, and the text message is the important content. However sometimes messages come from a catalog of prepared messages, which SC allows to reference).

Any non-null SC value MAY have a code, however, a code SHALL NOT be given without the text.

The similarities and differences between SC and CD are discussed in Section, CD and S


HL7Connect.Cda.CD code;
   The coded value associated with the string. If the value is or nullFlavored, there is no coded value associated with this string.


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Keywords: Code, SC, HL7Connect.Cda.SC