Concept help - Data Element Concept
Data Element Concept - A valid pairing of an Object Class and a Property to define a measurable attribute of the object, idea or event being observed.
Concept that is an association of a Property with an Object Class ISO/IEC 11179 - Clause 3.2.29
A data element concept represents the union of an Object Class and a Property. Examples of data element concepts include concepts such as, Person — date of birth, Person — country of birth, and Person — religious affiliation.
A data element concept is solely a conceptual description and does not include values for measurement or collection. Values are described by a Value Domain, which in combination with the data element concept forms a Data Element.
A Conceptual Domain may also be associated with a data element concept, thereby providing meaning to the values associated with the concept. A one-to-many relationship may be formed between a data element concept and suitable conceptual domains.