HL7 Terminology
2.0.0 - Publication

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ValueSet: Admit source


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/encounter-admit-source
Title:Admit source
Status:Draft as of 2020-02-24T12:41:39+11:00

This value set defines a set of codes that can be used to indicate from where the patient came in.

Publisher:FHIR Project team
Committee:Patient Administration
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.257 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 10 concepts

Expansion based on Admit source v0.1.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/admit-source

hosp-transTransferred from other hospitalThe Patient has been transferred from another hospital for this encounter.
emdFrom accident/emergency departmentThe patient has been transferred from the emergency department within the hospital. This is typically used in the transition to an inpatient encounter
outpFrom outpatient departmentThe patient has been transferred from an outpatient department within the hospital.
bornBorn in hospitalThe patient is a newborn and the encounter will track the baby related activities (as opposed to the Mothers encounter - that may be associated using the newborn encounters partof property)
gpGeneral Practitioner referralThe patient has been admitted due to a referred from a General Practitioner.
mpMedical Practitioner/physician referralThe patient has been admitted due to a referred from a Specialist (as opposed to a General Practitioner).
nursingFrom nursing homeThe patient has been transferred from a nursing home.
psychFrom psychiatric hospitalThe patient has been transferred from a psychiatric facility.
rehabFrom rehabilitation facilityThe patient has been transferred from a rehabilitation facility or clinic.
otherOtherThe patient has been admitted from a source otherwise not specified here.

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


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