Release 5

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Orders and Observations icon Work Group Maturity Level: NNormative (from v4.0.0) Use Context: Country: World
Official URL: Version: 5.0.0
active as of 2020-12-28 Computable Name: ObservationStatus
Flags: Immutable OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.400

This value set is used in the following places:

Codes providing the status of an observation.


This expansion generated 26 Mar 2023

This value set contains 8 concepts

Expansion based on Observation Status v5.0.0 (CodeSystem)

LevelCodeSystemDisplayDefinitionCanonical Mapping for "Observation Status"
1  registered

The existence of the observation is registered, but there is no result yet available.

1  preliminary

This is an initial or interim observation: data may be incomplete or unverified.

1  final

The observation is complete and there are no further actions needed. Additional information such "released", "signed", etc. would be represented using Provenance which provides not only the act but also the actors and dates and other related data. These act states would be associated with an observation status of preliminary until they are all completed and then a status of final would be applied.

1  amended

Subsequent to being Final, the observation has been modified subsequent. This includes updates/new information and corrections.

2    corrected

Subsequent to being Final, the observation has been modified to correct an error in the test result.

1  cancelled

The observation is unavailable because the measurement was not started or not completed (also sometimes called "aborted").

1  entered-in-error in Error

The observation has been withdrawn following previous final release. This electronic record should never have existed, though it is possible that real-world decisions were based on it. (If real-world activity has occurred, the status should be "cancelled" rather than "entered-in-error".).

1  unknown

The authoring/source system does not know which of the status values currently applies for this observation. Note: This concept is not to be used for "other" - one of the listed statuses is presumed to apply, but the authoring/source system does not know which.



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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