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Base StructureDefinition for ContactDetail Type: Specifies contact information for a person or organization.



Unique id for inter-element referencing


Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.


Additional content defined by implementations


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.

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.


Name of an individual to contact


The name of an individual to contact.

If there is no named individual, the telecom information is for the organization as a whole.


Contact details for individual or organization


The contact details for the individual (if a name was provided) or the organization.