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Please refer to Common - Clinical Document v1.2 or refer to the Release History for all releases of this End Product.


Specifications, guidance and associated collateral applicable to all types of clinical documents.

NOTE: The sample code previously available in this end product is now available in two new packages:


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Clinical Documents - CDA Package v1.0


This specification defines three logical models for clinical data that consists of a single CDA XML document and related byte streams. This specification also defines a possible serialised representation for those logical models.

Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011

Clinical Documents - FAQ Pathology Date Time v1.1


The FAQs are guidance material for implementation. They should be used for clarification purposes and to support existing documentation.

This FAQ answers the question: What is the proper representation of pathology test result date/time?

Sunday, 03 Mar 2013

Clinical Documents - FAQ Patient Medications v1.1


The FAQ Patient Medications has been archived and is no longer included in this end product release. Its contents have been superseded by updates to the latest versions of the CDA Implementation Guides for Event Summary and Specialist Letter document types.

Sunday, 03 Mar 2013

Common - Clinical Document - Release Note v1.1.3


This incremental release of the Common – Clinical Documents end product introduces a template package directory to provide implementers of clinical document specifications and other stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of available template packages and their current status.

Monday, 18 Aug 2014
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