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CodeSystem: CH ELM FOPH Patient Name Representation

Official URL: Version: 1.3.0
Active as of 2024-05-17 Computable Name: ChElmFophPatientNameRepresentation

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This CH ELM resource defines the codes which identify possible patient name schemas to be used.

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:

This case-insensitive code system defines the following codes:

full-name Full Name Full name of the patient (given name and family name).
initials Initials The first letter of the given name and family name. For compound names, only include the first part of the name.
hiv-code HIV Code An HIV-specific code representing the patient. Consult the 'Guidance - Personal Data (Patient Name)' for details on constructing the HIV patient identification code.
initials-or-vctcode Initials or VCT-Code Initials of the patient name (given name and family name) or VCT-Code (voluntary counselling and testing code).
conditional Conditional The leading code (Observation.code) does not define a patient-anonymization, it is dependent on further specification of the organism. Consult the Ordinance SR 818.101.126 ( to determine the required patient-anonymization depending on the organism reported.