General rules on result type
|Synonyms||Value set type, data type, scale of measurement, value set category, value set classification|
|Definition||Classification of a value set with one or more common characteristics|
A result type defines (for clinically purposes):
A result type is attributed to one kind-of-property (see exceptions in Details)
|Two or more result types attributted to one kind-of-property||
In some cases there are examinations with a nature that cannot be described with the current vocabulary. For some kinds-of-property, there can be two result types assigned to one NPU code. This occurs primarily for arbitrary kinds-of-quantity.
|Value sets for NPU codes with e.g. ‘arbitrary number fraction’ can be on an ordinal or ratio scale.|