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ValueSet: Admit source

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/encounter-admit-source Version: 1.0.0
Draft as of 2020-02-24 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: AdmitSource
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.257

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


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)



Expansion based on codesystem Admit source v1.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 10 concepts.

  hosp-transhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/admit-sourceTransferred from other hospital

The Patient has been transferred from another hospital for this encounter.

  emdhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/admit-sourceFrom accident/emergency department

The patient has been transferred from the emergency department within the hospital. This is typically used in the transition to an inpatient encounter

  outphttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/admit-sourceFrom outpatient department

The patient has been transferred from an outpatient department within the hospital.

  bornhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/admit-sourceBorn in hospital

The 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)

  gphttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/admit-sourceGeneral Practitioner referral

The patient has been admitted due to a referred from a General Practitioner.

  mphttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/admit-sourceMedical Practitioner/physician referral

The patient has been admitted due to a referred from a Specialist (as opposed to a General Practitioner).

  nursinghttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/admit-sourceFrom nursing home

The patient has been transferred from a nursing home.

  psychhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/admit-sourceFrom psychiatric hospital

The patient has been transferred from a psychiatric facility.

  rehabhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/admit-sourceFrom rehabilitation facility

The patient has been transferred from a rehabilitation facility or clinic.


The 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
System 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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