HL7 Terminology
2.1.0 - Publication

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CodeSystem: Admit source


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/admit-source
Title:Admit source
Status:Draft as of 2021-03-06T13:53:33-07:00

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
Content:Complete: All the concepts defined by the code system are included in the code system resource
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.1092 (for OID based terminology systems)
Value Set:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/encounter-admit-source ( 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/admit-source defines the following codes:

hosp-trans Transferred from other hospitalThe Patient has been transferred from another hospital for this encounter.
emd From 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
outp From outpatient departmentThe patient has been transferred from an outpatient department within the hospital.
born Born 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)
gp General Practitioner referralThe patient has been admitted due to a referred from a General Practitioner.
mp Medical Practitioner/physician referralThe patient has been admitted due to a referred from a Specialist (as opposed to a General Practitioner).
nursing From nursing homeThe patient has been transferred from a nursing home.
psych From psychiatric hospitalThe patient has been transferred from a psychiatric facility.
rehab From rehabilitation facilityThe patient has been transferred from a rehabilitation facility or clinic.
other OtherThe patient has been admitted from a source otherwise not specified here.


2020-10-14reviseVocabulary WGGrahame GrieveReset Version after migration to UTG
2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.