Property originalText : Iv3ED; (Read/Write)
The text as seen and/or selected by the user who entered the data which represents the intended meaning of the user.
Note: Local implementations may influence what is required to represent that original text.
Original text can be used in a structured user interface to capture what the user saw as a representation of the code on the data input screen, or in a situation where the user dictates or directly enters text, it is the text entered or uttered by the user.
It is valid to use the CD datatype to store only the text that the user entered or uttered. In this situation, original text will exist without a code. In a situation where the code is assigned sometime after the text was entered, originalText is the text or phrase used as the basis for assigning the code.
The details of the link in the originalText.reference between different artifacts of medical information (e.g., document and coded result) is outside the scope of this specification and may be further proscribed in specifications that use this specification.
The original text SHALL be an excerpt of the relevant information in the original sources, rather than a pointer or exact reproduction. Thus the original text SHALL be represented in plain text form. In specific circumstances, when clearly descirbed the context of use, the originalText may be a reference to some other text artefact for which the resolution scope is clearly described.
Values of type CD MAY have a original text despite not having a code. Any CD value with no code signifies a coding exception. In this case, originalText is a name or description of the concept that was not coded. Such CD values MAY also contain translations.
Translations directly encode the concept described in originalText. The originalText represents the originalText of the concept itself. Translations SHALL NOT have an originalText of their own.