Enumerations

For coded types in FHIR, the elements are bound to a ValueSet. When the specification states that the ValueSet is ‘Required’, this means it is a fixed list of codes. The API provides an enumeration for each fixed ValueSet. You can use these enumerations to fill in the correct value.

The Patient resource has a fixed ValueSet for the gender element.

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Enumeration in the API:

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Code example, adding a gender to our Patient:

pat.Gender = AdministrativeGender.Male;