Release 5

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Patient Administration 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: DischargeDisposition
Flags: Experimental OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.259

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set defines a set of codes that can be used to where the patient left the hospital.


This expansion generated 26 Mar 2023

This value set contains 11 concepts

Expansion based on Discharge disposition v0.1.0 (CodeSystem) icon

  home icon

The patient was dicharged and has indicated that they are going to return home afterwards.

  alt-home icon home

The patient was discharged and has indicated that they are going to return home afterwards, but not the patient's home - e.g. a family member's home.

  other-hcf icon healthcare facility

The patient was transferred to another healthcare facility.

  hosp icon

The patient has been discharged into palliative care.

  long icon care

The patient has been discharged into long-term care where is likely to be monitored through an ongoing episode-of-care.

  aadvice icon against advice

The patient self discharged against medical advice.

  exp icon

The patient has deceased during this encounter.

  psy icon hospital

The patient has been transferred to a psychiatric facility.

  rehab icon

The patient was discharged and is to receive post acute care rehabilitation services.

  snf icon nursing facility

The patient has been discharged to a skilled nursing facility for the patient to receive additional care.

  oth icon

The discharge disposition has not otherwise defined.


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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