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This data element carries information on Mobility that is exchanged as observations. (Observations are characteristics that can be tested, measured, or observed and are communicated with a name-value pair structure). Mobility is a broad domain. Using the conceptual framework of the International Classification of Function (ICF), it includes aspects such as rolling over, transferring, walking short distances, etc.

• This data element is constrained to health data represented in data structures for observations. Observations should be represented using terminologies supporting this conceptual model, such as LOINC, which is designed for this purpose. Representing problems, goals, and other types of information related to functioning should use other data class structures as appropriate.
• Examples of Mobility concepts can be found in the ICF browser at:
• Examples of demonstrated use of Mobility data can be found in the PACIO FHIR Functional Status Implementation Guide which supports exchange of observation data such as roll left and right, car transfer, walk 10 feet using assessments coded with LOINC.


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