Clinical Statements in the CDA™

  • Keith W. Boone


The CDA contains the original Clinical Statement model used in HL7. The clinical ­statement model as defined in the CDA standard went on to become a standard of its own in HL7, and is now the foundation of other standards in HL7. As a result, understanding the clinical statement model in CDA can help you understand many other HL7 Version 3 standards.

The clinical statement model includes a number of different act classes to choose from. Each class can be connected to other classes in this model through actRelationship associations. There are a set of participations


Class Attribute Association Class Procedure Class Observation Class PlayingEntity Class 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith W. Boone
    • 1
  1. 1.RandolphUSA

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