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Patient Administration Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Not Intended for Production use

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 where the patient left the hospital.

Committee:Patient Administration Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.259 (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 11 concepts

Expansion based on DischargeDisposition v4.3.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system

  homeHomeThe patient was dicharged and has indicated that they are going to return home afterwards.
  alt-homeAlternative homeThe 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-hcfOther healthcare facilityThe patient was transferred to another healthcare facility.
  hospHospiceThe patient has been discharged into palliative care.
  longLong-term careThe patient has been discharged into long-term care where is likely to be monitored through an ongoing episode-of-care.
  aadviceLeft against adviceThe patient self discharged against medical advice.
  expExpiredThe patient has deceased during this encounter.
  psyPsychiatric hospitalThe patient has been transferred to a psychiatric facility.
  rehabRehabilitationThe patient was discharged and is to receive post acute care rehabilitation services.
  snfSkilled nursing facilityThe patient has been discharged to a skilled nursing facility for the patient to receive additional care.
  othOtherThe discharge disposition has not otherwise defined.


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