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This resource allows for the definition of some activity to be performed, independent of a particular patient, practitioner, or other performance context.


id0..1stringLogical id of this artifact
meta0..1MetaMetadata about the resource
implicitRules0..1uriA set of rules under which this content was created
language0..1codeLanguage of the resource content
text0..1NarrativeText summary of the resource, for human interpretation
contained0..*ResourceContained, inline Resources
extension0..*ExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
modifierExtension0..*ExtensionExtensions that cannot be ignored
url0..1uriCanonical identifier for this activity definition, represented as a URI (globally unique)
identifier0..*IdentifierAdditional identifier for the activity definition
version0..1stringBusiness version of the activity definition
name0..1stringName for this activity definition (computer friendly)
title0..1stringName for this activity definition (human friendly)
subtitle0..1stringSubordinate title of the activity definition
status1..1codedraft | active | retired | unknown
experimental0..1booleanFor testing purposes, not real usage
subject[x]0..1CodeableConceptType of individual the activity definition is intended for
date0..1dateTimeDate last changed
publisher0..1stringName of the publisher (organization or individual)
contact0..*ContactDetailContact details for the publisher
description0..1markdownNatural language description of the activity definition
useContext0..*UsageContextThe context that the content is intended to support
jurisdiction0..*CodeableConceptIntended jurisdiction for activity definition (if applicable)
purpose0..1markdownWhy this activity definition is defined
usage0..1stringDescribes the clinical usage of the activity definition
copyright0..1markdownUse and/or publishing restrictions
approvalDate0..1dateWhen the activity definition was approved by publisher
lastReviewDate0..1dateWhen the activity definition was last reviewed
effectivePeriod0..1PeriodWhen the activity definition is expected to be used
topic0..*CodeableConceptE.g. Education, Treatment, Assessment, etc.
author0..*ContactDetailWho authored the content
editor0..*ContactDetailWho edited the content
reviewer0..*ContactDetailWho reviewed the content
endorser0..*ContactDetailWho endorsed the content
relatedArtifact0..*RelatedArtifactAdditional documentation, citations, etc.
library0..*canonicalLogic used by the activity definition
kind0..1codeKind of resource
profile0..1canonicalWhat profile the resource needs to conform to
code0..1CodeableConceptDetail type of activity
intent0..1codeproposal | plan | directive | order | original-order | reflex-order | filler-order | instance-order | option
priority0..1coderoutine | urgent | asap | stat
doNotPerform0..1booleanTrue if the activity should not be performed
timing[x]0..1TimingWhen activity is to occur
location0..1ReferenceWhere it should happen
participant0..*BackboneElementWho should participate in the action
product[x]0..1ReferenceWhat's administered/supplied
quantity0..1QuantityHow much is administered/consumed/supplied
dosage0..*DosageDetailed dosage instructions
bodySite0..*CodeableConceptWhat part of body to perform on
specimenRequirement0..*ReferenceWhat specimens are required to perform this action
observationRequirement0..*ReferenceWhat observations are required to perform this action
observationResultRequirement0..*ReferenceWhat observations must be produced by this action
transform0..1canonicalTransform to apply the template
dynamicValue0..*BackboneElementDynamic aspects of the definition

Search Parameters

composed-ofreferenceWhat resource is being referencedActivityDefinition.relatedArtifact
contexttokenA use context assigned to the activity definitionActivityDefinition.useContext.value
context-quantityquantityA quantity- or range-valued use context assigned to the activity definitionActivityDefinition.useContext.value
context-typetokenA type of use context assigned to the activity definitionActivityDefinition.useContext.code
datedateThe activity definition publication
depends-onreferenceWhat resource is being referencedActivityDefinition.relatedArtifact
derived-fromreferenceWhat resource is being referencedActivityDefinition.relatedArtifact
descriptionstringThe description of the activity definitionActivityDefinition.description
effectivedateThe time during which the activity definition is intended to be in useActivityDefinition.effectivePeriod
identifiertokenExternal identifier for the activity definitionActivityDefinition.identifier
jurisdictiontokenIntended jurisdiction for the activity definitionActivityDefinition.jurisdiction
namestringComputationally friendly name of the activity
predecessorreferenceWhat resource is being referencedActivityDefinition.relatedArtifact
publisherstringName of the publisher of the activity definitionActivityDefinition.publisher
statustokenThe current status of the activity definitionActivityDefinition.status
successorreferenceWhat resource is being referencedActivityDefinition.relatedArtifact
titlestringThe human-friendly name of the activity definitionActivityDefinition.title
topictokenTopics associated with the moduleActivityDefinition.topic
urluriThe uri that identifies the activity definitionActivityDefinition.url
versiontokenThe business version of the activity definitionActivityDefinition.version
context-type-quantitycompositeA use context type and quantity- or range-based value assigned to the activity definitionActivityDefinition.useContext
context-type-valuecompositeA use context type and value assigned to the activity definitionActivityDefinition.useContext