Where to Map Patient Notes


We are working on a project that admits a Patient and we are using FHIR R4.
We have a scenario where Patient provides certain information or notes.

Patient does not have any field today that could accommodate Notes similar to Observation to Store Annotations.

Is there a way to accommodate this information(Notes) pertaining to Patient.
In HL7 v2 we have NTE segment that could accommodate this information.

Typically patient notes are captured using either Observation or DocumentReference.



We’re using DocumentReference for sharing this kind of non structured notes in France.

Thanks lloyd for the quick response, we will look at the option of using DocumentReference.

Thanks meriem for the Response, we will look at the option of using DocumentReference