Release 4 Value Set

Structured Documents Work Group Maturity Level: 0Informative Use Context: Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


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Title:DocumentReference Format Code Set

The value set is defined to be the set of format codes defined by the IHE Technical Framework, and also including additional format codes defined by the HL7. The value set is listed in HITSP C80 Table 2-153 Format Code Value Set Definition, with additions published later by IHE as published at and with additions published later by HL7 as published at This is the code specifying the technical format of the document. Along with the typeCode, it should provide sufficient information to allow any potential document consumer to know if it will be able to process the document. The code shall be sufficiently specific to ensure processing/display by identifying a document encoding, structure and template. The actual list of codes here is incomplete

Committee:Structured Documents Work Group
OID: (for OID based terminology systems)

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This value set is used in the following places:

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 21 Jan 2021

This value set contains 74 concepts

All codes from system

urn:ihe:pcc:xphr:2007Personal Health Records. Also known as HL7 CCD and HITSP C32
urn:ihe:pcc:aps:2007IHE Antepartum Summary
urn:ihe:pcc:xds-ms:2007XDS Medical Summaries
urn:ihe:pcc:edr:2007Emergency Department Referral (EDR)
urn:ihe:pcc:edes:2007Emergency Department Encounter Summary (EDES)
urn:ihe:pcc:apr:handp:2008Antepartum Record (APR) - History and Physical
urn:ihe:pcc:apr:lab:2008Antepartum Record (APR) - Laboratory
urn:ihe:pcc:apr:edu:2008Antepartum Record (APR) - Education
urn:ihe:pcc:crc:2008Cancer Registry Content (CRC)
urn:ihe:pcc:cm:2008Care Management (CM)
urn:ihe:pcc:ic:2008Immunization Content (IC)
urn:ihe:pcc:tn:2007PCC TN
urn:ihe:pcc:nn:2007PCC NN
urn:ihe:pcc:ctn:2007PCC CTN
urn:ihe:pcc:edpn:2007PCC EDPN
urn:ihe:pcc:hp:2008PCC HP
urn:ihe:pcc:ldhp:2009PCC LDHP
urn:ihe:pcc:lds:2009PCC LDS
urn:ihe:pcc:mds:2009PCC MDS
urn:ihe:pcc:nds:2010PCC NDS
urn:ihe:pcc:ppvs:2010PCC PPVS
urn:ihe:pcc:trs:2011PCC TRS
urn:ihe:pcc:ets:2011PCC ETS
urn:ihe:pcc:its:2011PCC ITS
urn:ihe:pcc:ript:2017Routine Interfacility Patient Transport (RIPT)
urn:ihe:iti:bppc:2007Basic Patient Privacy Consents
urn:ihe:iti:bppc-sd:2007Basic Patient Privacy Consents with Scanned Document
urn:ihe:iti:xds-sd:pdf:2008PDF embedded in CDA per XDS-SD profile
urn:ihe:iti:xds-sd:text:2008Text embedded in CDA per XDS-SD profile
urn:ihe:iti:xdw:2011:workflowDocXDW Workflow Document
urn:ihe:iti:dsg:detached:2014DSG Detached Document
urn:ihe:iti:dsg:enveloping:2014DSG Enveloping Document
urn:ihe:iti:appc:2016:consentAdvanced Patient Privacy Consents
urn:ihe:iti:xds:2017:mimeTypeSufficientmimeType SufficientCode to be used when the mimeType is sufficient to understanding the technical format. May be used when no more specific FormatCode is available and the mimeType is sufficient to identify the technical format
urn:ihe:lab:xd-lab:2008CDA Laboratory Report
urn:ihe:rad:TEXTRadiology XDS-I Text
urn:ihe:rad:PDFRadiology XDS-I PDF
urn:ihe:rad:CDA:ImagingReportStructuredHeadings:2013Radiology XDS-I Structured CDA
urn:ihe:card:imaging:2011Cardiac Imaging Report
urn:ihe:card:CRC:2012Cardiology CRC
urn:ihe:card:EPRC-IE:2014Cardiology EPRC-IE
urn:ihe:dent:TEXTDental Text
urn:ihe:dent:PDFDental PDF
urn:ihe:dent:CDA:ImagingReportStructuredHeadings:2013Dental CDA
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:all:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report All
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:all:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer All
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:breast:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Breast
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:colon:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Colon
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:prostate:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Prostate
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:thyroid:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Thyroid
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:lung:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Lung
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:skin:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Skin
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:kidney:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Kidney
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:cervix:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Cervix
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:endometrium:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Endometrium
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:ovary:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Ovary
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:esophagus:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Esophagus
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:stomach:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Stomach
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:liver:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Liver
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:pancreas:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Pancreas
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:testis:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Testis
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:urinary_bladder:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Urinary Bladder
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:lip_oral_cavity:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Lip Oral Cavity
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:pharynx:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Pharynx
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:salivary_gland:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Salivary Gland
urn:ihe:pat:apsr:cancer:larynx:2010Anatomic Pathology Structured Report Cancer Larynx
urn:ihe:pharm:pre:2010Pharmacy Pre
urn:ihe:pharm:padv:2010Pharmacy PADV
urn:ihe:pharm:dis:2010Pharmacy DIS
urn:ihe:pharm:pml:2013Pharmacy PML
urn:hl7-org:sdwg:ccda-structuredBody:1.1For documents following C-CDA 1.1 constraints using a structured body.
urn:hl7-org:sdwg:ccda-nonXMLBody:1.1For documents following C-CDA 1.1 constraints using a non structured body.
urn:hl7-org:sdwg:ccda-structuredBody:2.1For documents following C-CDA 2.1 constraints using a structured body.
urn:hl7-org:sdwg:ccda-nonXMLBody:2.1For documents following C-CDA 2.1 constraints using a non structured body.


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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