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<CodeSystem xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir">
  <id value="v3-ObservationCategory"/>
  <language value="en"/>
  <text>
    <status value="generated"/>
    <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"><h2>ObservationCategory</h2><div><p>High level observation categories for the general type of observation being made.</p>
<p>URL: http://hl7-fhir.github.io/valueset-observation-category.html</p>
<p>This is an inline code system http://hl7.org/fhir/observation-category.</p>
</div><p><b>Properties</b></p><table class="grid"><tr><td><b>Code</b></td><td><b>URL</b></td><td><b>Description</b></td><td><b>Type</b></td></tr><tr><td>Specializes</td><td/><td>The child code is a more narrow version of the concept represented by the parent code.  I.e. Every child concept is also a valid parent concept.  Used to allow determination of subsumption.  Must be transitive, irreflexive, antisymmetric.</td><td>Coding</td></tr><tr><td>Generalizes</td><td/><td>Inverse of Specializes.  Only included as a derived relationship.</td><td>Coding</td></tr><tr><td>internalId</td><td>http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v3-internal-id</td><td>The internal identifier for the concept in the HL7 Access database repository.</td><td>code</td></tr><tr><td>status</td><td>http://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#status</td><td>Designation of a concept's state. Normally is not populated unless the state is retired.</td><td>code</td></tr></table><p>This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationCategory defines the following codes:</p><table class="codes"><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap"><b>Code</b></td><td><b>Display</b></td><td><b>Definition</b></td><td><b>internalId</b></td><td><b>status</b></td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">exam<a name="v3-ObservationCategory-exam"> </a></td><td>Exam</td><td>Observations generated by physical exam findings including direct observations made by a clinician and use of simple instruments and the result of simple maneuvers performed directly on the patient's body.</td><td>23740</td><td>active</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">imaging<a name="v3-ObservationCategory-imaging"> </a></td><td>Imaging</td><td>Observations generated by imaging. The scope includes observations, plain x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, angiography, echocardiography, nuclear medicine.</td><td>23736</td><td>active</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">laboratory<a name="v3-ObservationCategory-laboratory"> </a></td><td>Laboratory</td><td>The results of observations generated by laboratories. Laboratory results are typically generated by laboratories providing analytic services in areas such as chemistry, hematology, serology, histology, cytology, anatomic pathology, microbiology, and/or virology. These observations are based on analysis of specimens obtained from the patient and submitted to the laboratory.</td><td>23737</td><td>active</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">procedure<a name="v3-ObservationCategory-procedure"> </a></td><td>Procedure</td><td>Observations generated by other procedures. This category includes observations resulting from interventional and non-interventional procedures excluding lab and imaging (e.g. cardiology catheterization, endoscopy, electrodiagnostics, etc.). Procedure results are typically generated by a clinician to provide more granular information about component observations made during a procedure, such as where a gastroenterologist reports the size of a polyp observed during a colonoscopy.</td><td>23738</td><td>active</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">social-history<a name="v3-ObservationCategory-social-history"> </a></td><td>Social History</td><td>The Social History Observations define the patient's occupational, personal (e.g. lifestyle), social, and environmental history and health risk factors, as well as administrative data such as marital status, race, ethnicity and religious affiliation.</td><td>23734</td><td>active</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">survey<a name="v3-ObservationCategory-survey"> </a></td><td>Survey</td><td>Assessment tool/survey instrument observations (e.g. Apgar Scores, Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA))</td><td>23739</td><td>active</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">therapy<a name="v3-ObservationCategory-therapy"> </a></td><td>Therapy</td><td>Observations generated by non-interventional treatment protocols (e.g. occupational, physical, radiation, nutritional and medication therapy)</td><td>23741</td><td>active</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">vital-signs<a name="v3-ObservationCategory-vital-signs"> </a></td><td>Vital Signs</td><td>Clinical observations measure the body's basic functions such as such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, height, weight, body mass index, head circumference, pulse oximetry, temperature, and body surface area.</td><td>23735</td><td>active</td></tr></table></div>
  </text>
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  <identifier>
    <system value="urn:ietf:rfc:3986"/>
    <value value="urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.222"/>
  </identifier>
  <version value="2.0.0"/>
  <name value="ObservationCategory"/>
  <title value="ObservationCategory"/>
  <status value="active"/>
  <date value="2019-03-20T00:00:00-04:00"/>
  <description
               value="High level observation categories for the general type of observation being made.

URL: http://hl7-fhir.github.io/valueset-observation-category.html

This is an inline code system http://hl7.org/fhir/observation-category."/>
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    <extension
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      <valueCode value="Specializes"/>
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      <valueString value="Generalizes"/>
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    <code value="Specializes"/>
    <description
                 value="The child code is a more narrow version of the concept represented by the parent code.  I.e. Every child concept is also a valid parent concept.  Used to allow determination of subsumption.  Must be transitive, irreflexive, antisymmetric."/>
    <type value="Coding"/>
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      <valueString value="Specializes"/>
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    <description
                 value="Inverse of Specializes.  Only included as a derived relationship."/>
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    <description
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    <description
                 value="Designation of a concept&#39;s state. Normally is not populated unless the state is retired."/>
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  <concept>
    <code value="exam"/>
    <display value="Exam"/>
    <definition
                value="Observations generated by physical exam findings including direct observations made by a clinician and use of simple instruments and the result of simple maneuvers performed directly on the patient&#39;s body."/>
    <property>
      <code value="status"/>
      <valueCode value="active"/>
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    <property>
      <code value="internalId"/>
      <valueCode value="23740"/>
    </property>
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  <concept>
    <code value="imaging"/>
    <display value="Imaging"/>
    <definition
                value="Observations generated by imaging. The scope includes observations, plain x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, angiography, echocardiography, nuclear medicine."/>
    <property>
      <code value="status"/>
      <valueCode value="active"/>
    </property>
    <property>
      <code value="internalId"/>
      <valueCode value="23736"/>
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  <concept>
    <code value="laboratory"/>
    <display value="Laboratory"/>
    <definition
                value="The results of observations generated by laboratories. Laboratory results are typically generated by laboratories providing analytic services in areas such as chemistry, hematology, serology, histology, cytology, anatomic pathology, microbiology, and/or virology. These observations are based on analysis of specimens obtained from the patient and submitted to the laboratory."/>
    <property>
      <code value="status"/>
      <valueCode value="active"/>
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    <property>
      <code value="internalId"/>
      <valueCode value="23737"/>
    </property>
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  <concept>
    <code value="procedure"/>
    <display value="Procedure"/>
    <definition
                value="Observations generated by other procedures. This category includes observations resulting from interventional and non-interventional procedures excluding lab and imaging (e.g. cardiology catheterization, endoscopy, electrodiagnostics, etc.). Procedure results are typically generated by a clinician to provide more granular information about component observations made during a procedure, such as where a gastroenterologist reports the size of a polyp observed during a colonoscopy."/>
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      <code value="status"/>
      <valueCode value="active"/>
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    <property>
      <code value="internalId"/>
      <valueCode value="23738"/>
    </property>
  </concept>
  <concept>
    <code value="social-history"/>
    <display value="Social History"/>
    <definition
                value="The Social History Observations define the patient&#39;s occupational, personal (e.g. lifestyle), social, and environmental history and health risk factors, as well as administrative data such as marital status, race, ethnicity and religious affiliation."/>
    <property>
      <code value="status"/>
      <valueCode value="active"/>
    </property>
    <property>
      <code value="internalId"/>
      <valueCode value="23734"/>
    </property>
  </concept>
  <concept>
    <code value="survey"/>
    <display value="Survey"/>
    <definition
                value="Assessment tool/survey instrument observations (e.g. Apgar Scores, Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA))"/>
    <property>
      <code value="status"/>
      <valueCode value="active"/>
    </property>
    <property>
      <code value="internalId"/>
      <valueCode value="23739"/>
    </property>
  </concept>
  <concept>
    <code value="therapy"/>
    <display value="Therapy"/>
    <definition
                value="Observations generated by non-interventional treatment protocols (e.g. occupational, physical, radiation, nutritional and medication therapy)"/>
    <property>
      <code value="status"/>
      <valueCode value="active"/>
    </property>
    <property>
      <code value="internalId"/>
      <valueCode value="23741"/>
    </property>
  </concept>
  <concept>
    <code value="vital-signs"/>
    <display value="Vital Signs"/>
    <definition
                value="Clinical observations measure the body&#39;s basic functions such as such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, height, weight, body mass index, head circumference, pulse oximetry, temperature, and body surface area."/>
    <property>
      <code value="status"/>
      <valueCode value="active"/>
    </property>
    <property>
      <code value="internalId"/>
      <valueCode value="23735"/>
    </property>
  </concept>
</CodeSystem>