Enum CodeSystem.CodeSystemHierarchyMeaning

All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Comparable<CodeSystem.CodeSystemHierarchyMeaning>
Enclosing class:

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      No particular relationship between the concepts can be assumed, except what can be determined by inspection of the definitions of the elements (possible reasons to use this: importing from a source where this is not defined, or where various parts of the hierarchy have different meanings).
    • ISA

      A hierarchy where the child concepts have an IS-A relationship with the parents - that is, all the properties of the parent are also true for its child concepts. Not that is-a is a property of the concepts, so additional subsumption relationships may be defined using properties.
    • PARTOF

      Child elements list the individual parts of a composite whole (e.g. body site).

      Child concepts in the hierarchy may have only one parent, and there is a presumption that the code system is a \"closed world\" meaning all things must be in the hierarchy. This results in concepts such as \"not otherwise classified.\".
    • NULL

      added to help the parsers with the generic types
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