HL7 Terminology
2.0.0 - Publication

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CodeSystem: Example Diagnosis Type Codes


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistype
Title:Example Diagnosis Type Codes
Status:Draft as of 2020-11-07T09:27:49+11:00 (Standards Status: Draft)

This value set includes example Diagnosis Type codes.

Publisher:Financial Management
Committee:Financial Management

This is an example set.

Content:Complete: All the concepts defined by the code system are included in the code system resource
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.1167 (for OID based terminology systems)
Value Set:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/ex-diagnosistype ( is the value set for all codes in this code system)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistype defines the following codes:

admitting Admitting DiagnosisThe diagnosis given as the reason why the patient was admitted to the hospital.
clinical Clinical DiagnosisA diagnosis made on the basis of medical signs and patient-reported symptoms, rather than diagnostic tests.
differential Differential DiagnosisOne of a set of the possible diagnoses that could be connected to the signs, symptoms, and lab findings.
discharge Discharge DiagnosisThe diagnosis given when the patient is discharged from the hospital.
laboratory Laboratory DiagnosisA diagnosis based significantly on laboratory reports or test results, rather than the physical examination of the patient.
nursing Nursing DiagnosisA diagnosis which identifies people's responses to situations in their lives, such as a readiness to change or a willingness to accept assistance.
prenatal Prenatal DiagnosisA diagnosis determined prior to birth.
principal Principal DiagnosisThe single medical diagnosis that is most relevant to the patient's chief complaint or need for treatment.
radiology Radiology DiagnosisA diagnosis based primarily on the results from medical imaging studies.
remote Remote DiagnosisA diagnosis determined using telemedicine techniques.
retrospective Retrospective DiagnosisThe labeling of an illness in a specific historical event using modern knowledge, methods and disease classifications.
self Self DiagnosisA diagnosis determined by the patient.


2020-10-14reviseGrahame GrieveVocabulary WGReset Version after migration to UTG
2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.