Release 4B

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Patient Administration Work Group Maturity Level: 0Informative Use Context: Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:

This value set defines a set of codes that can be used to indicate from where the patient came in.

Committee:Patient Administration Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.257 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:


This expansion generated 28 May 2022

This value set contains 10 concepts

Expansion based on AdmitSource v4.3.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system

  hosp-transTransferred from other hospitalThe Patient has been transferred from another hospital for this encounter.
  emdFrom accident/emergency departmentThe patient has been transferred from the emergency department within the hospital. This is typically used in the transition to an inpatient encounter
  outpFrom outpatient departmentThe patient has been transferred from an outpatient department within the hospital.
  bornBorn in hospitalThe patient is a newborn and the encounter will track the baby related activities (as opposed to the Mothers encounter - that may be associated using the newborn encounters partof property)
  gpGeneral Practitioner referralThe patient has been admitted due to a referred from a General Practitioner.
  mpMedical Practitioner/physician referralThe patient has been admitted due to a referred from a Specialist (as opposed to a General Practitioner).
  nursingFrom nursing homeThe patient has been transferred from a nursing home.
  psychFrom psychiatric hospitalThe patient has been transferred from a psychiatric facility.
  rehabFrom rehabilitation facilityThe patient has been transferred from a rehabilitation facility or clinic.
  otherOtherThe patient has been admitted from a source otherwise not specified here.


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Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LvlA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code