HL7 Terminology
1.0.0 - Publication

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Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ActDietCode

Code set to define specialized/allowed diets

OID:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.10376 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


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This value set contains 19 concepts

Expansion based on ActCode v2.0.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCode

0DIETDietCode set to define specialized/allowed diets
1  BRbreikost (GE)A diet exclusively composed of oatmeal, semolina, or rice, to be extremely easy to eat and digest.
1  DMdiabetes mellitus dietA diet that uses carbohydrates sparingly. Typically with a restriction in daily energy content (e.g. 1600-2000 kcal).
1  FASTfastingNo enteral intake of foot or liquids whatsoever, no smoking. Typically 6 to 8 hours before anesthesia.
1  FORMULAformula dietA diet consisting of a formula feeding, either for an infant or an adult, to provide nutrition either orally or through the gastrointestinal tract via tube, catheter or stoma.
1  GFgluten freeGluten free diet for celiac disease.
1  LFlow fatA diet low in fat, particularly to patients with hepatic diseases.
1  LPlow proteinA low protein diet for patients with renal failure.
1  LQliquidA strictly liquid diet, that can be fully absorbed in the intestine, and therefore may not contain fiber. Used before enteral surgeries.
1  LSlow sodiumA diet low in sodium for patients with congestive heart failure and/or renal failure.
1  Nnormal dietA normal diet, i.e. no special preparations or restrictions for medical reasons. This is notwithstanding any preferences the patient might have regarding special foods, such as vegetarian, kosher, etc.
1  NFno fatA no fat diet for acute hepatic diseases.
1  PAFphenylalanine freePhenylketonuria diet.
1  PARparenteralPatient is supplied with parenteral nutrition, typically described in terms of i.v. medications.
1  RDreduction dietA diet that seeks to reduce body fat, typically low energy content (800-1600 kcal).
1  SCHschonkost (GE)A diet that avoids ingredients that might cause digestion problems, e.g., avoid excessive fat, avoid too much fiber (cabbage, peas, beans).
1  SUPPLEMENTnutritional supplementA diet that is not intended to be complete but is added to other diets.
1  Ttea onlyThis is not really a diet, since it contains little nutritional value, but is essentially just water. Used before coloscopy examinations.
1  VLIlow valin, leucin, isoleucinDiet with low content of the amino-acids valin, leucin, and isoleucin, for "maple syrup disease."

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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
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