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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-27807

Patient extension for birth plurality

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    • Type: Change Request
    • Status: Resolved - change required (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Medium
    • Resolution: Persuasive
    • Specification:
      FHIR Core (FHIR)
    • Raised in Version:
      R4
    • Work Group:
      Patient Administration
    • Related Artifact(s):
      Patient
    • Related Section(s):
      Extensions
    • Resolution Description:
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      Introduce a new standard extension to capture the numeric value (integer) which records the total number of births in a single pregnancy as described.

      Just as the Patient birthInteger does not specify if the value includes stillborn children, this extension doesn't define it. This ensures that the 2 values have the same context/meaning

      e.g. 4 of 3 doesn't make sense

       

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      Introduce a new standard extension to capture the numeric value (integer) which records the total number of births in a single pregnancy as described. Just as the Patient birthInteger does not specify if the value includes stillborn children, this extension doesn't define it. This ensures that the 2 values have the same context/meaning e.g. 4 of 3 doesn't make sense  
    • Resolution Vote:
      Brian Postlethwaite/Alexander deLeon: 22-0-6
    • Change Category:
      Enhancement
    • Change Impact:
      Compatible, substantive
    • Applied for Version:
      R5

      Description

      The Patient resource has an element for multipleBirth - as a choice of

      • multipleBirthBoolean (yes/no)
      • multipleBirthInteger (eg '2' to indicate 2nd born)

      However, there is no means to record the total number of births from one pregnancy - eg 2nd of *4*

      Clinical and jurisdiction feedback indicate that this is a useful data point to collect, to facilitate identification.

      This has been raised / discussed at the HL7 Australia Patient Admin WG (see Github ticket #417), and subsequently HL7 International PA, with the request that this tracker be created.

      The request is that the extension value be in the form of an integer.

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              Assignee:
              brian.postlethwaite Brian Postlethwaite
              Reporter:
              rob.eastwood Rob Eastwood
              Request in-person:
              Brian Postlethwaite
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