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Resource "ValueSet-expand" Version "1" (OperationDefinition)

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Value Set Expansion

OPERATION: Value Set Expansion

The definition of a value set is used to create a simple collection of codes suitable for use for data entry or validation. If the operation is not called at the instance level, one of the in parameters identifier, context or valueset must be provided. An expanded value set will be returned, or an OperationOutcome with an error message.

URL: [base]/ValueSet/$expand

URL: [base]/ValueSet/[id]/$expand

Parameters

Use Name Cardinality Type Binding Documentation
IN identifier 0..1 uri

A logical value set identifier (i.e. ValueSet.url). The server must know the value set (e.g. it is defined explicitly in the server's value sets, or it is defined implicitly by some code system known to the server

IN valueSet 0..1 ValueSet

The value set is provided directly as part of the request. Servers may choose not to accept value sets in this fashion

IN context 0..1 uri

The context of the value set, so that the server can resolve this to a value set to expand. The recommended format for this URI is [Structure Definition URL]#[name or path into structure definition] e.g. http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/observation-hspc-height-hspcheight#Observation.interpretation. Other forms may be used but are not defined. This form is only useable if the terminology server also has access to the profile registry that the server is using, but can be used to delegate the mapping from an application context to a binding at run-time

IN filter 0..1 string

A text filter that is applied to restrict the codes that are returned (this is useful in a UI context). The interpretation of this is delegated to the server in order to allow to determine the most optimal search approach for the context

IN profile 0..1 uri

A reference to an external definition that provides additional control information about how the expansion is performed. At this time, there is no agreed format or functionality for the target of this URI. The VSAC Documentation provides one example of the use of this parameter. Implementers using this element will need to agree on an appropriate mechanism for use within their interoperability community. Known uses for profile include: * whether to return the value set content logical definition with the expansion * whether to include inactive concepts

IN date 0..1 dateTime

The date for which the expansion should be generated. if a date is provided, it means that the server should use the value set / code system definitions as they were on the given date, or return an error if this is not possible. Normally, the date is the current conditions (which is the default value) but under some circumstances, systems need to generate an expansion as it would have been in the past. A typical example of this would be where code selection is constrained to the set of codes that were available when the patient was treated, not when the record is being edited. Note that which date is appropriate is a matter for implementation policy.

IN offset 0..1 integer

Paging support - where to start if a subset is desired (default = 0)

IN count 0..1 integer

Paging support - how many codes should be provided in a partial view. Paging only applies to flat expansions - servers ignore paging if the expansion is not flat. If count = 0, the client is asking how large the expansion is. Servers SHOULD honor this request for hierarchical expansions as well, and simply return the overall count

OUT return 1..1 ValueSet

The result of the expansion

The value set expansion returned by this query should be treated as a transient result that will change over time (whether it does or not depends on how the value set is specified), so applications should repeat the operation each time the value set is used. Clients can work through large flat expansions in a set of pages (partial views of the full expansion) instead of just getting the full expansion in a single exchange by using offset and count parameters. Servers are not obliged to support paging, but if they do, SHALL support both the offset and count parameters. Hierarchical expansions are not subject to paging and servers simply return the entire expansion. Different servers may return different results from expanding a value set for the following reasons: * The underlying code systems are different (e.g. different versions, possibly with different defined behavior) * The server optimizes filter includes differently, such as sorting by code frequency * Servers introduce arbitrary groups to assist a user to navigate the lists based either on extensions in the definition, or additional knowledge available to the server


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<OperationDefinition xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir">
  <id value="ValueSet-expand"/>
  <meta>
    <versionId value="1"/>
    <lastUpdated value="2018-09-06T12:32:37.062Z"/>
  </meta>
  <text>
    <status value="generated"/>
    <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
      <h2>Value Set Expansion</h2>
      <p>OPERATION: Value Set Expansion</p>
      <div>
        <p>The definition of a value set is used to create a simple collection of codes suitable for use for data entry or validation. If the operation is not called at the instance level, one of the in parameters identifier, context or valueset must be provided. An expanded value set will be returned, or an OperationOutcome with an error message.</p> </div>
      <p>URL: [base]/ValueSet/$expand</p>
      <p>URL: [base]/ValueSet/[id]/$expand</p>
      <p>Parameters</p>
      <table class="grid">
        <tr>
          <td>
            <b>Use</b> </td>
          <td>
            <b>Name</b> </td>
          <td>
            <b>Cardinality</b> </td>
          <td>
            <b>Type</b> </td>
          <td>
            <b>Binding</b> </td>
          <td>
            <b>Documentation</b> </td> </tr>
        <tr>
          <td>IN</td>
          <td>identifier</td>
          <td>0..1</td>
          <td>uri</td>
          <td/>
          <td>
            <div>
              <p>A logical value set identifier (i.e. ValueSet.url). The server must know the value set (e.g. it is defined explicitly in the server's value sets, or it is defined implicitly by some code system known to the server</p> </div> </td> </tr>
        <tr>
          <td>IN</td>
          <td>valueSet</td>
          <td>0..1</td>
          <td>ValueSet</td>
          <td/>
          <td>
            <div>
              <p>The value set is provided directly as part of the request. Servers may choose not to accept value sets in this fashion</p> </div> </td> </tr>
        <tr>
          <td>IN</td>
          <td>context</td>
          <td>0..1</td>
          <td>uri</td>
          <td/>
          <td>
            <div>
              <p>The context of the value set, so that the server can resolve this to a value set to expand. The recommended format for this URI is [Structure Definition URL]#[name or path into structure definition] e.g. http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/observation-hspc-height-hspcheight#Observation.interpretation. Other forms may be used but are not defined. This form is only useable if the terminology server also has access to the profile registry that the server is using, but can be used to delegate the mapping from an application context to a binding at run-time</p> </div> </td> </tr>
        <tr>
          <td>IN</td>
          <td>filter</td>
          <td>0..1</td>
          <td>string</td>
          <td/>
          <td>
            <div>
              <p>A text filter that is applied to restrict the codes that are returned (this is useful in a UI context). The interpretation of this is delegated to the server in order to allow to determine the most optimal search approach for the context</p> </div> </td> </tr>
        <tr>
          <td>IN</td>
          <td>profile</td>
          <td>0..1</td>
          <td>uri</td>
          <td/>
          <td>
            <div>
              <p>A reference to an external definition that provides additional control information about how the expansion is performed. At this time, there is no agreed format or functionality for the target of this URI. The
                <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/vsac/support/authorguidelines/updatingvaluesets.html">VSAC Documentation</a>provides one example of the use of this parameter. Implementers using this element will need to agree on an appropriate mechanism for use within their interoperability community. Known uses for profile include: * whether to return the value set content logical definition with the expansion * whether to include inactive concepts </p> </div> </td> </tr>
        <tr>
          <td>IN</td>
          <td>date</td>
          <td>0..1</td>
          <td>dateTime</td>
          <td/>
          <td>
            <div>
              <p>The date for which the expansion should be generated. if a date is provided, it means that the server should use the value set / code system definitions as they were on the given date, or return an error if this is not possible. Normally, the date is the current conditions (which is the default value) but under some circumstances, systems need to generate an expansion as it would have been in the past. A typical example of this would be where code selection is constrained to the set of codes that were available when the patient was treated, not when the record is being edited. Note that which date is appropriate is a matter for implementation policy.</p> </div> </td> </tr>
        <tr>
          <td>IN</td>
          <td>offset</td>
          <td>0..1</td>
          <td>integer</td>
          <td/>
          <td>
            <div>
              <p>Paging support - where to start if a subset is desired (default = 0)</p> </div> </td> </tr>
        <tr>
          <td>IN</td>
          <td>count</td>
          <td>0..1</td>
          <td>integer</td>
          <td/>
          <td>
            <div>
              <p>Paging support - how many codes should be provided in a partial view. Paging only applies to flat expansions - servers ignore paging if the expansion is not flat. If count = 0, the client is asking how large the expansion is. Servers SHOULD honor this request for hierarchical expansions as well, and simply return the overall count</p> </div> </td> </tr>
        <tr>
          <td>OUT</td>
          <td>return</td>
          <td>1..1</td>
          <td>ValueSet</td>
          <td/>
          <td>
            <div>
              <p>The result of the expansion</p> </div> </td> </tr> </table>
      <div>
        <p>The value set expansion returned by this query should be treated as a transient result that will change over time (whether it does or not depends on how the value set is specified), so applications should repeat the operation each time the value set is used. Clients can work through large flat expansions in a set of pages (partial views of the full expansion) instead of just getting the full expansion in a single exchange by using offset and count parameters. Servers are not obliged to support paging, but if they do, SHALL support both the offset and count parameters. Hierarchical expansions are not subject to paging and servers simply return the entire expansion. Different servers may return different results from expanding a value set for the following reasons: * The underlying code systems are different (e.g. different versions, possibly with different defined behavior) * The server optimizes filter includes differently, such as sorting by code frequency * Servers introduce arbitrary groups to assist a user to navigate the lists based either on extensions in the definition, or additional knowledge available to the server</p> </div> </div>
  </text>
  <url value="http://hl7.org/fhir/OperationDefinition/ValueSet-expand"/>
  <name value="Value Set Expansion"/>
  <status value="draft"/>
  <kind value="operation"/>
  <publisher value="HL7 (FHIR Project)"/>
  <contact>
    <telecom>
      <system value="other"/>
      <value value="http://hl7.org/fhir"/>
    </telecom>
    <telecom>
      <system value="email"/>
      <value value="fhir@lists.hl7.org"/>
    </telecom>
  </contact>
  <date value="2015-10-24T07:41:03+11:00"/>
  <description value="The definition of a value set is used to create a simple collection of codes suitable for use for data entry or validation. If the operation is not called at the instance level, one of the in parameters identifier, context or valueset must be provided. An expanded value set will be returned, or an OperationOutcome with an error message."/>
  <code value="expand"/>
  <notes value="The value set expansion returned by this query should be treated as a transient result that will change over time (whether it does or not depends on how the value set is specified), so applications should repeat the operation each time the value set is used. Clients can work through large flat expansions in a set of pages (partial views of the full expansion) instead of just getting the full expansion in a single exchange by using offset and count parameters. Servers are not obliged to support paging, but if they do, SHALL support both the offset and count parameters. Hierarchical expansions are not subject to paging and servers simply return the entire expansion. Different servers may return different results from expanding a value set for the following reasons: * The underlying code systems are different (e.g. different versions, possibly with different defined behavior) * The server optimizes filter includes differently, such as sorting by code frequency * Servers introduce arbitrary groups to assist a user to navigate the lists based either on extensions in the definition, or additional knowledge available to the server"/>
  <system value="false"/>
  <type value="ValueSet"/>
  <instance value="true"/>
  <parameter>
    <name value="identifier"/>
    <use value="in"/>
    <min value="0"/>
    <max value="1"/>
    <documentation value="A logical value set identifier (i.e. ValueSet.url). The server must know the value set (e.g. it is defined explicitly in the server&apos;s value sets, or it is defined implicitly by some code system known to the server"/>
    <type value="uri"/>
  </parameter>
  <parameter>
    <name value="valueSet"/>
    <use value="in"/>
    <min value="0"/>
    <max value="1"/>
    <documentation value="The value set is provided directly as part of the request. Servers may choose not to accept value sets in this fashion"/>
    <type value="ValueSet"/>
  </parameter>
  <parameter>
    <name value="context"/>
    <use value="in"/>
    <min value="0"/>
    <max value="1"/>
    <documentation value="The context of the value set, so that the server can resolve this to a value set to expand. The recommended format for this URI is [Structure Definition URL]#[name or path into structure definition] e.g. http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/observation-hspc-height-hspcheight#Observation.interpretation. Other forms may be used but are not defined. This form is only useable if the terminology server also has access to the profile registry that the server is using, but can be used to delegate the mapping from an application context to a binding at run-time"/>
    <type value="uri"/>
  </parameter>
  <parameter>
    <name value="filter"/>
    <use value="in"/>
    <min value="0"/>
    <max value="1"/>
    <documentation value="A text filter that is applied to restrict the codes that are returned (this is useful in a UI context). The interpretation of this is delegated to the server in order to allow to determine the most optimal search approach for the context"/>
    <type value="string"/>
  </parameter>
  <parameter>
    <name value="profile"/>
    <use value="in"/>
    <min value="0"/>
    <max value="1"/>
    <documentation value="A reference to an external definition that provides additional control information about how the expansion is performed. At this time, there is no agreed format or functionality for the target of this URI. The [VSAC Documentation](http://www.nlm.nih.gov/vsac/support/authorguidelines/updatingvaluesets.html) provides one example of the use of this parameter. Implementers using this element will need to agree on an appropriate mechanism for use within their interoperability community. Known uses for profile include: * whether to return the value set content logical definition with the expansion * whether to include inactive concepts"/>
    <type value="uri"/>
  </parameter>
  <parameter>
    <name value="date"/>
    <use value="in"/>
    <min value="0"/>
    <max value="1"/>
    <documentation value="The date for which the expansion should be generated. if a date is provided, it means that the server should use the value set / code system definitions as they were on the given date, or return an error if this is not possible. Normally, the date is the current conditions (which is the default value) but under some circumstances, systems need to generate an expansion as it would have been in the past. A typical example of this would be where code selection is constrained to the set of codes that were available when the patient was treated, not when the record is being edited. Note that which date is appropriate is a matter for implementation policy."/>
    <type value="dateTime"/>
  </parameter>
  <parameter>
    <name value="offset"/>
    <use value="in"/>
    <min value="0"/>
    <max value="1"/>
    <documentation value="Paging support - where to start if a subset is desired (default = 0)"/>
    <type value="integer"/>
  </parameter>
  <parameter>
    <name value="count"/>
    <use value="in"/>
    <min value="0"/>
    <max value="1"/>
    <documentation value="Paging support - how many codes should be provided in a partial view. Paging only applies to flat expansions - servers ignore paging if the expansion is not flat. If count = 0, the client is asking how large the expansion is. Servers SHOULD honor this request for hierarchical expansions as well, and simply return the overall count"/>
    <type value="integer"/>
  </parameter>
  <parameter>
    <name value="return"/>
    <use value="out"/>
    <min value="1"/>
    <max value="1"/>
    <documentation value="The result of the expansion"/>
    <type value="ValueSet"/>
  </parameter>
</OperationDefinition>