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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-35694

Remove "OTH" from OMB Race Category valueSet

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    • Change Request
    • Status: Published (View Workflow)
    • Highest
    • Resolution: Persuasive with Modification
    • US Core (FHIR)
    • 4.1.0
    • Cross-Group Projects
    • STU
    • US Core Race Extension
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      We will remove 'OTH' from the current 'http://hl7.org/fhir/us/core/ValueSet/omb-race-category' OMB Race Categories value set.

      NOTE: New items will be raised to handle some additional issues that were discussed during the consideration of this item.

       

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      We will remove 'OTH' from the current ' http://hl7.org/fhir/us/core/ValueSet/omb-race-category'  OMB Race Categories value set. NOTE: New items will be raised to handle some additional issues that were discussed during the consideration of this item.  
    • Floyd Eisenberg / Eric Haas: 15-0-1
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      The use of the nullFlavor, "OTH" "other", should not be included in the ValueSet: OMB Race Categories.

      By design, in the US, we stratify race on 5 concepts.  There are two nullFlavor possibilities this data is absent because it is 1) unknown, or 2) because it was asked and the person declined to answer. If the person identifies as a race that is not part of one of the OMB 5 categories, then the appropriate response would be asked and the person declined to answer.

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