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CodeSystem: processingPriority

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0168 Version: 2.1.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: HL7, Inc Computable Name: ProcessingPriority
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.86

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HL7-defined code system of concepts which specify one or more available priorities for performing the observation or test. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the OM1 segment.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0168 (Processing Priority)

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


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statuscodeStatus of the concept
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedcodeVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecated


This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0168 defines the following codes:

S Stat (do immediately)Stat (do immediately)
A As soon as possible (a priority lower than stat)As soon as possible (a priority lower than stat)
R RoutineRoutine
P Preoperative (to be done prior to surgery)Preoperative (to be done prior to surgery)
T Timing critical (do as near as possible to requested time)Timing critical (do as near as possible to requested time)
C Measure continuously (e.g., arterial line blood pressure)Measure continuously (e.g., arterial line blood pressure)
B Do at bedside or portable (may be used with other codes)Do at bedside or portable (may be used with other codes)

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