HL7 Terminology
2.1.0 - Publication

This page is part of the HL7 Terminology (v2.1.0: Release) based on FHIR R4. The current version which supercedes this version is 5.2.0. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: hl7VS-processingPriority


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0168
Status:Active as of 2019-12-01

Value Set of codes that specify one or more available priorities for performing the observation or test.

Publisher:HL7, Inc

Copyright HL7. Licensed under creative commons public domain

OID:2.16.840.1.113883.21.98 (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 7 concepts

Expansion based on processingPriority v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0168

SStat (do immediately)Stat (do immediately)
AAs soon as possible (a priority lower than stat)As soon as possible (a priority lower than stat)
PPreoperative (to be done prior to surgery)Preoperative (to be done prior to surgery)
TTiming critical (do as near as possible to requested time)Timing critical (do as near as possible to requested time)
CMeasure continuously (e.g., arterial line blood pressure)Measure continuously (e.g., arterial line blood pressure)
BDo at bedside or portable (may be used with other codes)Do at bedside or portable (may be used with other codes)

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


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