Release 5

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Patient Administration icon Work Group Maturity Level: 0Informative Use Context: Country: World
Official URL: Version: 5.0.0
draft as of 2023-03-26 Computable Name: AdmitSource
Flags: OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.257

This value set is used in the following places:

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


This expansion generated 26 Mar 2023

This value set contains 10 concepts

Expansion based on Admit source v0.1.0 (CodeSystem) icon

  hosp-trans icon from other hospital

The Patient has been transferred from another hospital for this encounter.

  emd icon accident/emergency department

The patient has been transferred from the emergency department within the hospital. This is typically used in the transition to an inpatient encounter

  outp icon outpatient department

The patient has been transferred from an outpatient department within the hospital.

  born icon in hospital

The 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)

  gp icon Practitioner referral

The patient has been admitted due to a referred from a General Practitioner.

  mp icon Practitioner/physician referral

The patient has been admitted due to a referred from a Specialist (as opposed to a General Practitioner).

  nursing icon nursing home

The patient has been transferred from a nursing home.

  psych icon psychiatric hospital

The patient has been transferred from a psychiatric facility.

  rehab icon rehabilitation facility

The patient has been transferred from a rehabilitation facility or clinic.

  other icon

The 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