Measuring and documenting the body temperature of a person as a surrogate for a person’s central body temperature (the highest temperature at the centre of the torso)
Measuring the body temperature is of medical importance. A number of diseases are accompanied by characteristic changes in body temperature. The symptoms of some diseases can be tracked by measuring the body temperature. The healthcare professional can use this temperature development to determine the effect of the treatment.
|Definition||Root concept of the BodyTemperature information model. This root concept contains all data elements of the BodyTemperature information model.|
|Definition||Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.|
|Definition||May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.|
|Alias||extensions, user content|
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|Slicing||Unordered, Open, by url(Value)|
|Definition||Body temperature is the temperature inside the body, measured in °C (degrees Celsius). The measurement method must be specified for a correct interpretation of the measurement value.|
The context of use may frequently define what kind of quantity this is and therefore what kind of units can be used. The context of use may also restrict the values for the comparator.
|Definition||Date and time of measurement.|
|Definition||Comments or details that may be of importance in interpreting the measurement value.|
Note that FHIR strings SHALL NOT exceed 1MB in size
|Definition||The TemperatureType indicates the way and place the measurement (temperature) has been performed.|
TemperatureType codesTemperatureType (extensible)
Not all terminology uses fit this general pattern. In some cases, models should not use CodeableConcept and use Coding directly and provide their own structure for managing text, codings, translations and the relationship between elements and pre- and post-coordination.
|TemperatureType||415945006 - Oral temperature (code by SNOMED CT)|
|Comment||Patient was vaccinated 2 days ago (influenza)|
|TemperatureType||415882003 - Axillary temperature (code by SNOMED CT)|
zib BodyTemperature-v3.1.2 difference
|TemperatureType||terminology||Added 'Unknown' and 'Other' values to ValueSet TemperatureType|