HL7 Terminology
1.0.0 - Publication

This page is part of the HL7 Terminology (v1.0.0: Release) based on FHIR R4. The current version which supercedes this version is 2.1.0. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions



Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/adverse-event-category

Overall categorization of the event, e.g. product-related or situational.

Publisher:HL7 (FHIR Project)
Committee:Patient Care
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.833 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


This value set is not used

Content Logical Definition

Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 7 concepts

Expansion based on AdverseEventCategory v4.2.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/adverse-event-category

wrong-patientWrong PatientThe adverse event pertains to an event involving the wrong patient, who was not the intended subject.
procedure-mishapProcedure MishapThe adverse event pertains to a procedure mishap.
medication-mishapMedication MishapThe adverse event pertains to a medication mishap, such as wrong dose, route, rate, or duration of administration.
deviceDeviceThe adverse event pertains to a device.
unsafe-physical-environmentUnsafe Physical EnvironmentThe adverse event pertains to an unsafe physical environment.
hospital-aquired-infectionHospital Acquired InfectionThe adverse event pertains to a hospital acquired infection.
wrong-body-siteWrong Body SiteThe adverse event pertains to the wrong body site.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
Source The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The 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
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


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