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CodeSystem: EntityCode


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityCode
Status:Active as of 2019-03-20

OpenIssue: Missing description.

Publisher:Health Level 7
Content:Complete: All the concepts defined by the code system are included in the code system resource
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.5.1060 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle

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


SpecializesThe 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.Coding
GeneralizesInverse of Specializes. Only included as a derived relationship.Coding
rim-ClassifiesClassCodehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#rim-ClassifiesClassCodeThe child code is a classification of the particular class group identified by the 'classCode' in a RIM class as the parent code. Used only in RIM backbone classes to link the code and classCode values.Coding
internalIdhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v3-internal-idThe internal identifier for the concept in the HL7 Access database repository.code
statushttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#statusA property that indicates the status of the concept. One of active, experimental, deprecated, or retired.code
deprecationDatehttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#deprecationDateThe date at which a concept was deprecated. Concepts that are deprecated but not inactive can still be used, but their use is discouraged.dateTime
notSelectablehttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#notSelectableIndicates that the code is abstract - only intended to be used as a selector for other conceptsboolean
subsumedByhttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#parentThe concept code of a parent conceptcode

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityCode defines the following codes:

LvlCodeDisplayDefinitionDeprecatedConcept Domain that classifies a RIM Class CodeinternalIdstatusdeprecationDateNot SelectableParent
1_MaterialEntityAdditive _MaterialEntityAdditiveDeprecated23527deprecated2009-08-20true
1_MaterialEntityClassType MaterialEntityClassTypeTypes of Material for EntityClass "MAT"MAT21066activetrue
2  _ContainerEntityType ContainerEntityTypeMaterial intended to hold another material for purpose of storage or transport.21060activetrue_MaterialEntityClassType
3    PKG PackageA material intended to hold other materials for purposes of storage or transportation16144active_ContainerEntityType
4      _NonRigidContainerEntityType NonRigidContainerEntityTypeA container having dimensions that adjust somewhat based on the amount and shape of the material placed within it.CONT21069activetruePKG
5        BAG BagA pouched or pendulous container.16148active_NonRigidContainerEntityType
5        PACKT PacketA paper16149active_NonRigidContainerEntityType
5        PCH PouchA small bag or container made of a soft material.16151active_NonRigidContainerEntityType
5        SACH SachetA small bag or packet containing a small portion of a substance.16150active_NonRigidContainerEntityType
4      _RigidContainerEntityType RigidContainerEntityTypeA container having a fixed and inflexible dimensions and volumeCONT21071activetruePKG
5        _IndividualPackageEntityType IndividualPackageEntityTypeContainer intended to contain sufficient material for only one use.21062activetrue_RigidContainerEntityType
6          AMP AmpuleA small sealed glass container that holds a measured amount of a medicinal substance.16177active_IndividualPackageEntityType
6          MINIM MinimIndividually dosed ophthalmic solution. One time eye dropper dispenser.16178active_IndividualPackageEntityType
6          NEBAMP NebuampIndividually dosed inhalation solution.16179active_IndividualPackageEntityType
6          OVUL OvuleA container either glass or plastic and a narrow neck, for storing liquid.16180active_IndividualPackageEntityType
5        _MultiUseContainerEntityType MultiUseContainerEntityTypeA container intended to contain sufficient material for more than one use. (I.e. Material is intended to be removed from the container at more than one discrete time period.)CONT21068activetrue_RigidContainerEntityType
6          BOT BottleA container, typically rounded, either glass or plastic with a narrow neck and capable of storing liquid.16155active_MultiUseContainerEntityType
7            BOTA Amber BottleA bottle of yellow to brown color. Used to store light-sensitive materials16156activeBOT
7            BOTD Dropper BottleA bottle with a cap designed to release the contained liquid in droplets of a specific size.16157activeBOT
7            BOTG Glass BottleA bottle made of glass16158activeBOT
7            BOTP Plastic BottleA bottle made of plastic16159activeBOT
8              BOTPLY Polyethylene BottleA bottle made of polyethylene16160activeBOTP
6          BOX BoxA 6-sided container commonly made from paper or cardboard used for solid forms.16154active_MultiUseContainerEntityType
6          CAN CanA metal container in which a material is hermetically sealed to enable storage over long periods.16161active_MultiUseContainerEntityType
6          CART CartridgeA sealed container of liquid or powder intended to be loaded into a device.16163active_MultiUseContainerEntityType
6          CNSTR CanisterA pressurized metal container holding a substance released as a spray or aerosol.16162active_MultiUseContainerEntityType
6          JAR JarA container of glass, earthenware, plastic, etc. Top of the container has a diameter of similar size to the diameter of the container as a whole16164active_MultiUseContainerEntityType
6          JUG JugA deep vessel for holding liquids, with a handle and often with a spout or lip shape for pouring.16165active_MultiUseContainerEntityType
6          TIN TinA lidded container made of thin sheet metal.16166active_MultiUseContainerEntityType
6          TUB TubAn open flat bottomed round container.16167active_MultiUseContainerEntityType
6          TUBE TubeA long hollow rigid or flexible cylinder. Material is extruded by squeezing the container.16168active_MultiUseContainerEntityType
6          VIAL VialA small cylindrical glass for holding liquid medicines.16169active_MultiUseContainerEntityType
5        BLSTRPK Blister PackA bubblepack. Medications sealed individually, separated into doses.16171active_RigidContainerEntityType, COMPPKG
6          CARD CardA bubble pack card. Multiple individual/separated doses.16172activeBLSTRPK
4      COMPPKG Compliance PackageA container intended to contain sufficient material for more than one use, but grouped or organized to provide individual access to sufficient material for a single use. Often used to ensure that the proper type and amount of material is consumed/expended for each use.16170activePKG
5        DIALPK Dial PackRotatable dispenser. Eg. Birth control package.16173activeCOMPPKG
5        DISK DiskObject that is thin, flat, and circular. Doses of medication often contained in bubbles on the disk.16174activeCOMPPKG
5        DOSET DosetteSpecial packaging that will help patients take their medications on a regular basis.16175activeCOMPPKG
5        STRIP StripA continuous strip of plastic sectioned into individual pouches, each one containing the quantity of 1 or more medications intended to be administered at a specific time17849activeCOMPPKG
5        BLSTRPKBlister Pack
4      KIT KitA container for a diverse collection of products intended to be used together for some purpose (e.g. Medicinal kits often contain a syringe, a needle and the injectable medication).16145activePKG
5        SYSTM SystemA kit in which the components are interconnected.16146activeKIT
2  _MedicalDevice MedicalDeviceA device with direct or indirect therapeutic purpose. Values for EntityCode when EntityClass = "DEV"DEV21067activetrue_MaterialEntityClassType
3    _AccessMedicalDevice AccessMedicalDeviceA device used to allow access to a part of a body21057activetrue_MedicalDevice
4      LINE LineA hollow tube used to administer a substance into a vein, artery or body cavity16201active_AccessMedicalDevice
5        IALINE Intra-arterial LineA line used to administer a substance into an artery16203activeLINE
5        IVLINE Intraveneous LineA line used to administer a substance into a vein16202activeLINE
3    _AdministrationMedicalDevice AdministrationMedicalDeviceA device intended to administer a substance to a subject21058activetrue_MedicalDevice
4      _InjectionMedicalDevice InjectionMedicalDeviceA device intended to administer liquid into a subject via a21063activetrue_AdministrationMedicalDevice
5        AINJ AutoInjectorAutomatically injects medication.16192active_InjectionMedicalDevice
5        PEN PenA device which can contain a cartridge for injection purposes. Eg. Insulin pen.16194active_InjectionMedicalDevice
5        SYR SyringeA barrel with a plunger.16193active_InjectionMedicalDevice
4      APLCTR ApplicatorA device used to apply a liquid or powder to a surface.16190active_AdministrationMedicalDevice
4      INH InhalerA small device used for inhaling medicine in the form of a vapour or gas in order to ease a respiratory condition such as asthma or to relieve nasal congestion.16196active_AdministrationMedicalDevice
5        DSKS DiskusThe device used to inhale the doses of medication contained in the disk form.16199activeINH
5        DSKUNH DiskhalerThe device used to inhale the doses of medication contained in the disk form.16198activeINH
5        TRBINH TurbuhalerAsthma medication delivery device.16197activeINH
4      PMP PumpA device that is used to raise, compress, or transfer liquids or gases and is operated by a piston or similar mechanism.16195active_AdministrationMedicalDevice
2  _SpecimenAdditiveEntity SpecimenAdditiveEntitySet of codes related to specimen additivesMAT21065activetrue_MaterialEntityClassType
3    ACDA ACD Solution AACD Solution A of trisodium citrate, 22.0g/L; citric acid, 8.0 g/L; and dextrose 24.5 g/L. Used in Blood banking and histocompatibilty testing16047active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    ACDB ACD Solution BACD Solution B of trisodium citrate, 13.2g/L; citric acid, 4.8 g/L; and dextrose 14.7 g/L. Used in Blood banking and histocompatibilty testing.16048active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    ACET Acetic Acid50% V/V acetic acid in water. Used as a urine preservative16049active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    AMIES Amies transport mediumSodium Chloride 3.0g, Potassium Chloride 0.2g, Calcium Chloride 0.1g, Magnesium Chloride 0.1g, Monopotassium Phosphate 0.2g, Disodium Phosphate 1.15g, Sodium Thiogly collate 1.0g, Distilled Water 1 liter16050active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    BACTM Bacterial Transport mediumAny medium used to maintain bacterial viability (e.g. Stuart's, Cary-Blair, Amies)16052active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    BF10 Buffered 10% formalinFormaldehyde 4% w/v; methyl alcohol 1% w/v; phosphate buffering salts. Tissue preservative16055active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    BOR Boric AcidPowdered boric acid (usually 10 g) added to 24-hour urine collections as a preservative.16053active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    BOUIN Bouin's solutionPicric acid, saturated aqueous solution (750.0 ml), 37-40% formalin (250.0 ml), glacial acetic acid (50.0 ml). Tissue preservative.16054active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    BSKM Buffered skim milk50% skim milk in 0.01 M phosphate-buffered saline. Maintain virus viability16057active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    C32 3.2% CitrateA 3.2% solution of Sodium Citrate in water. Used as a blood preservative16044active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    C38 3.8% CitrateA 3.8% solution of Sodium Citrate in water. Used as a blood preservative16045active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    CARS Carson's Modified 10% formalinA modification of buffered 10% formalin used as a general tissue preservative.16058active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    CARY Cary Blair MediumSodium Thioglycollate 1.5 g, Disodium Hydrogen Phosphate 1.1 g, Sodium Chloride 5.0 g, Calcium Chloride 0.09 g, Agar 5.0 g, per Liter of Water16059active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    CHLTM Chlamydia transport mediumAny of a number of non-nutritive buffered media used to maintain Chlamydia viability during transportation to the laboratory16060active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    CTAD CTADBuffered tri-sodium citrate solution with theophylline, adenosine and dipyridamole16061active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    EDTK15 Potassium/K EDTA 15%Potassium EDTA 15% solution in water16077active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    EDTK75 Potassium/K EDTA 7.5%Potassium EDTA 7.5% solution in water16078active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    EDTN Sodium/Na EDTASodium fluoride and Disodium EDTA16087active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    ENT Enteric bacteria transport mediumAny of a number of non-nutritive buffered media used to maintain enteric bacterial viability during transportation to the laboratory16062active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    F10 10% FormalinA 10% v/v solution in water of formalin( a 37% solution of formaldehyde and water). Used for tissue preservation.16043active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    FDP Thrombin NIH; soybean trypsin inhibitorThrombin plus soybean trypsin inhibitor. For use in identifying fibrn degredation products.16091active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    FL10 Sodium Fluoride, 10mgSodium fluoride, 10mg added as a urine preservative.16085active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    FL100 Sodium Fluoride, 100mgSodium fluoride, 100mg added as a urine preservative.16084active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    HCL6 6N HCLA solution of HCl containing 6moles of hydrogen ion/L. Used as a Urine Preservative.16046active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    HEPA Ammonium heparinAmmonium heparin16051active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    HEPL Lithium/Li HeparinLithium heparin salt16066active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    HEPN Sodium/Na HeparinSodium heparin salt16086active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    HNO3 Nitric Acid6N Nitric acid used to preserve urine for heavy metal analysis.16072active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    JKM Jones Kendrick MediumA transport medium formulated to maintain Bordetella pertussis viability.16063active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    KARN Karnovsky's fixative5% Glutaraldehyde, 4% Formaldehyde in 0.08M buffer. Tissue preservation16064active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    KOX Potassium OxalatePotassium oxalate and sodium fluoride in a 1.25:1 ratio16076active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    LIA Lithium iodoacetateIodoacetate lithium salt16065active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    M4 M4Modified Hank's balanced salt solution supplemented with bovine serum albumin, gelatin, sucrose and glutamic acid. It is buffered to pH 7.3+ or - 0.2 with HEPES buffer. Phenol red is used to indicate pH. Vancomycin, Amphotericin B and Colistin are used to16067active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    M4RT M4-RTModified Hank's balanced salt solution supplemented with bovine serum albumin, gelatin, sucrose and glutamic acid. It is buffered to pH 7.3+ or - 0.2 with Hepes buffer. Phenol red is used to indicate pH. Gentamicin and amphotericin B are used to inhibit c16068active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    M5 M5Modified Hank's balanced salt solution supplemented with protein stabilizers, sucrose and glutamic acid. It is buffered to pH 7.3+ or - 0.2 with Hepes buffer. Phenol red is used to indicate pH. Vancomycin, Amphotericin B and Colistin are used to inhibit c16069active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    MICHTM Michel's transport medium1M potassium citrate, pH 7.0 2.5 ml, 0.1M magnesium sulfate 5.0 ml, 0.1M N-ethyl malemide 5.0 ml, dH2O 87.5 ml, ammonium sulfate 55gm. Preserve antigens for Immunofluorescence procedures16070active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    MMDTM MMD transport mediumA buffered medium with ammonium sulfate added to preserve antigens for Immunofluorescence procedures16071active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    NAF Sodium FluorideSodium fluoride16083active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    NONE NoneNo additive. Specifically identifes the specimen as having no additives.16073active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    PAGE Page's Saline0.12 g NaCl, 0.004 g MgSO, 0.004 g, CaCl, 0.142 g Na2HPO4 and 0.136 g KH2PO4 per liter of distilled water. Maintain Acanthaoemba viability.16074active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    PHENOL PhenolPhenol. Urine preservative16075active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    PVA PolyvinylalcoholPolyvinyl alcohol16079active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    RLM Reagan Lowe MediumA transport medium formulated to maintain Bordetella pertussis viability.16080active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    SILICA Siliceous earthDiatomaceous earth. For glucose determination blood samples16082active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    SPS Sodium polyanethol sulfonate 0.35% in 0.85% sodium chlorideSodium polyanethol sulfonate in saline. Anticomplementary and antiphagocytic properties. Used in blood culture collection.16088active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    SST Serum Separator TubePolymer separator gel with clot activator16081active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    STUTM Stuart transport mediumSodium Glycerophosphate 10.0g, Calcium Chloride 0.1g, Mercaptoacetic Acid 1.0ml, Distilled Water 1 liter16089active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    THROM ThrombinThrombin. Accelerates clotting.16090active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    THYMOL Thymol2-Isopropyl-5-methyl phenol. A preservative for 24 Hr Urine samples16092active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    THYO Thyoglycolate brothA nutritive medium with a reducing agent (sodium thioglycolate) which, due to a chemical reaction, removes oxygen from the broth.16093active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    TOLU TolueneAlso known as Methylbenzene; Toluol; Phenylmethane. A preservative for 24 Hr Urine samples16094active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    URETM Ureaplasma transport mediumA buffered salt solution with antifungal agents added for the collection and transport of Ureaplasma specimens.16095active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    VIRTM Viral Transport mediumSucrose 74.6g, Potassium hydrogenphosphate 0.52g, L-glutamic acid 0.72g, Bovine serum albumin 5.0g, Gentamicin 50mg, Potassium dihydrogenphosphate 1.25g, L-15 medium 9.9L, Water to 10L. Maintain Virus viability.16096active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
3    WEST Buffered Citrate3.8% Citrate buffered to a pH of 5.5 for Westergren Sedimentation Rate16056active_SpecimenAdditiveEntity
2  BLDPRD Blood ProductA manufactured product that is produced from the raw blood oi a donor with the intention of using it in a recipient transfusion.21459active_MaterialEntityClassType
2  VCCNE VaccineA Type of medicine that creates an immune protection without the recipient experiencing the disease.21458active_MaterialEntityClassType
2  _DeviceGenericType Device Generic TypeIncludes the set of codes used to identify a device that may be referred to in an ICSR report. Example code set reference is the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health product code list. Example product codes include: FOZ = Catheter, Intravascular, Therapeutic, short-term less than 30 days, MOP = Rotator, Prosthetic Heart Valve.21396retiredtrue_MaterialEntityClassType
2  _DrugEntity DrugEntityA substance whose therapeutic effect is produced by chemical action within the body.21061retiredtrue_MaterialEntityClassType
3    _ClinicalDrug ClinicalDrugAny substance or mixture of substances manufactured, sold or represented for use in: (a) the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease, disorder, abnormal physical state, or its symptoms, in human beings or animals; (b) restoring, correcting or modifying organic functions in human beings or animals.21059retiredtrue_DrugEntity
4      _ActiveIngredientDrugEntityType ActiveIngredientDrugEntityTypeAny substance which, when combined with other ingredients, delivers all or part of the therapeutic benefit associated with a medication.21533retiredtrue_ClinicalDrug
4      _ManufacturedDrug ManufacturedDrugIdentifies a drug or the use of a drug as produced by a specific manufacturer21064retiredtrue_ClinicalDrug
2  _ExposureAgentEntityType ExposureAgentEntityTypeIndicates the material to which the patient was exposed which is believed to be related to the adverse reaction21497retiredtrue_MaterialEntityClassType
2  _x_BillableProduct x_BillableProduct**Description:**The billable codes selected for Clinical Product Invoices. Steward is Financial Management.22154retiredtrue_MaterialEntityClassType
1_NonDrugAgentEntity NonDrugAgentEntityIndicates types of allergy and intolerance agents which are non-drugs. (E.g. foods, latex, etc.)22382activetrue
2  NDA01 egg21586active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA02 fish21587active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA03 lactose21588active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA04 peanut21589active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA05 soy21590active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA06 sulfites21591active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA07 wheat or gluten21592active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA08 isocyanates21593active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA09 solvents21594active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA10 oils21595active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA11 venoms21596active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA12 latex21597active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA13 shellfish21598active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA14 strawberries21599active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA15 tomatoes21600active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA16 dust21601active_NonDrugAgentEntity
2  NDA17 dust mites21602active_NonDrugAgentEntity
1_OrganizationEntityType OrganizationEntityTypeFurther classifies entities of classCode ORG.ORG21356activetrue
2  HHOLD householdThe group of persons who occupy a single housing unit.23072active_OrganizationEntityType
2  NAT NationEntityTypeCodes identifying nation states. Allows for finer grained specification of Entity with classcode <= NAT *Example:*ISO3166 country codes.21584active_OrganizationEntityType
2  RELIG religious institutionAn organization that provides religious rites of worship.21357active_OrganizationEntityType
2  _IndividualCaseSafetyReportSenderType Individual Case Safety Report Sender TypeA code that is used to indicate the type of organization which is originating and sending the ICSR. The current code example reference is from the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) Expert Workgroup guideline on Clinical Safety Data Management: Data Elements for Transmission of Individual Case Safety Reports. Example concepts are: Pharmaceutical Company, Regulatory Authority, Health Professional, Regional Pharmacovigilence Center, World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Drug Monitoring.21395retiredtrue_OrganizationEntityType
1_PlaceEntityType PlaceEntityTypeTypes of places for EntityClass "PLC"PLC21070activetrue
2  BED Bed LocationThe location of a bed16101active_PlaceEntityType
2  BLDG Building LocationThe location of a building16104active_PlaceEntityType
2  FLOOR Floor LocationThe location of a floor of a building16103active_PlaceEntityType
2  ROOM Room LocationThe location of a room16102active_PlaceEntityType
2  WING Wing LocationThe location of a wing of a building (e.g. East Wing). The same room number for the same floor number can be distinguished by wing number in some situations17703active_PlaceEntityType
1_ResourceGroupEntityType ResourceGroupEntityTypeCodes to characterize a Resource Group using categories that typify its membership and/or function . *Example:* PractitionerGroupRGRP22383activetrue
2  PRAC PractitionerGroup21439active_ResourceGroupEntityType
1_NonPersonLivingSubjectEntityType NonPersonLivingSubjectEntityType**Description:**Types of NonPersonLivingSubjects for the EntityClass 'NLIV'22163retiredtrue


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