Ancestor: HL7Connect.Cda.DataValue

A part of a name or address. Each part is a character string that may be coded, and that also may have a nullFlavor. The string content must always be provided whether a code is provided or not.


Tv3NullFlavor nullFlavor;
   If the part is not a proper value, indicates the reason.

For further information concerning nullFlavor, see -- NullFlavor that applies to the property. Note that nfNull means Not Null


nfNI : No Information : The value is exceptional (missing, omitted, incomplete, improper). No information as to the reason for being an exceptional value is provided. This is the most general exceptional value. It is also the default exceptional value

nfINV : Invalid : The value as represented in the instance is not a member of the set of permitted data values in the constrained value domain of a variable

nfOTH : Other : The actual value is not a member of the set of permitted data values in the constrained value domain of a variable. (e.g., concept not provided by required code system)

nfNINF : Negative Infinity : Negative infinity of numbers

nfPINF : Positive Infinity : Positive infinity of numbers

nfUNC : Unencoded : No attempt has been made to encode the information correctly but the raw source information is represented (usually in originalText)

nfDER : Derived : An actual value may exist, but it must be derived from the provided information (usually an expression is provided directly)

nfUNK : Unknown : A proper value is applicable, but not known

nfASKU : Asked But Unknown : Information was sought but not found (e.g., patient was asked but didn't know)

nfNAV : Temporarily Unavailable : Information is not available at this time but it is expected that it will be available later

nfQS : Sufficient Quantity : The specific quantity is not known, but is known to be non-zero and is not specified because it makes up the bulk of the material.'Add 10mg of ingredient X, 50mg of ingredient Y, and sufficient quantity of water to 100mL.' The null flavor would be used to express the quantity of water

nfNASK : Not Asked : This information has not been sought (e.g., patient was not asked)

nfTRC : Trace : The content is greater than zero, but too small to be quantified

nfMSK : Masked : There is information on this item available but it has not been provided by the sender due to security, privacy or other reasons. There may be an alternate mechanism for gaining access to this information.Warning: Using this null flavor does provide information that may be a breach of confidentiality, even though no detail data is provided. Its primary purpose is for those circumstances where it is necessary to inform the receiver that the information does exist without providing any detail

nfNA : Not Applicable : No proper value is applicable in this context (e.g., last menstrual period for a male)

string value;
   The actual string value of the part. If no nullFlavor is provided, some content must be present in this attribute.
string code;
   A code assigned to the part by some coding system, if appropriate.
string codeSystem;
   The code system from which the code is taken.

The choice of coding system depends on the part type defined in the concrete specializations. The codeSystem SHALL be populated if a code is populated.

string codeSystemVersion;
   The version of the coding system, if required.

The codeSystem SHALL be populated if a codeSystemVersion is populated.

string language;
   The human language of the content. Valid codes are taken from the IETF <a href="" \o "">RFC 3066</a>. If this attribute is null, the language may be inferred from elsewhere, either from the context or from unicode language tags, for example.

While parts may be assigned a language, the meaning of the part is not dependent on the language, and applications SHALL not be required to indicate the linguistic origin of any name or address part.


bool isNonNull();
   Convenience property

© Kestral Computing P/L 2000 - 2003. HL7Connect v2.00-063 generated on 30-Nov 2015.
Keywords: Code, Value, isNonNull, nullFlavor, language, codeSystem, codeSystemVersion, XP, HL7Connect.Cda.XP