General rules on result type
|Synonyms||Value set type, data type, scale of measurement|
|Definition||Classification of value sets with one or more common characteristics|
Value sets with common characteristics can be subjected to mathmatically and statistically operations and/or compared for clinically purposes. The various value sets are classed into different result types that are assigned to the respective kinds-of-property.
A kind-of-property is assigned to one result type
|Two result types assigned 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.|