Release 5

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Pharmacy icon Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Country: World, Not Intended for Production use
Official URL: Version: 5.0.0
draft as of 2023-03-26 Computable Name: MedicationStatementAdherenceCodes
Flags: Experimental OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.3090

This value set is used in the following places:

MedicationStatement Adherence Codes


This expansion generated 26 Mar 2023

This value set contains 11 concepts

Expansion based on MedicationStatement Adherence Codes v5.0.0 (CodeSystem)

1  taking

The medication is being taken.

2    taking-as-directed As Directed

The medication is being taken as directed.

2    taking-not-as-directed Not As Directed

The medication is not being taken as directed.

1  not-taking Taking

The medication is not being taken.

2    on-hold Hold

The medication is on hold.

3      on-hold-as-directed Hold As Directed

The medication is on hold as directed.

3      on-hold-not-as-directed Hold Not As Directed

The medication is on hold not as directed.

2    stopped

The medication is stopped.

3      stopped-as-directed As Directed

The medication is stopped as directed.

3      stopped-not-as-directed Not As Directed

The medication is stopped not as directed.

1  unknown

Whether the medication is being taken or not is not currently known.


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