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ValueSet: Example Diagnosis Type Codes

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/ex-diagnosistype Version: 1.0.0
Draft as of 2020-02-24 Maturity Level: 1 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: ExampleDiagnosisTypeCodes
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.590

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This value set includes example Diagnosis Type codes.


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 Example Diagnosis Type Codes v1.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 12 concepts.

  admittinghttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistypeAdmitting Diagnosis

The diagnosis given as the reason why the patient was admitted to the hospital.

  clinicalhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistypeClinical Diagnosis

A diagnosis made on the basis of medical signs and patient-reported symptoms, rather than diagnostic tests.

  differentialhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistypeDifferential Diagnosis

One of a set of the possible diagnoses that could be connected to the signs, symptoms, and lab findings.

  dischargehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistypeDischarge Diagnosis

The diagnosis given when the patient is discharged from the hospital.

  laboratoryhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistypeLaboratory Diagnosis

A diagnosis based significantly on laboratory reports or test results, rather than the physical examination of the patient.

  nursinghttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistypeNursing Diagnosis

A diagnosis which identifies people's responses to situations in their lives, such as a readiness to change or a willingness to accept assistance.

  prenatalhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistypePrenatal Diagnosis

A diagnosis determined prior to birth.

  principalhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistypePrincipal Diagnosis

The single medical diagnosis that is most relevant to the patient's chief complaint or need for treatment.

  radiologyhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistypeRadiology Diagnosis

A diagnosis based primarily on the results from medical imaging studies.

  remotehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistypeRemote Diagnosis

A diagnosis determined using telemedicine techniques.

  retrospectivehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistypeRetrospective Diagnosis

The labeling of an illness in a specific historical event using modern knowledge, methods and disease classifications.

  selfhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/ex-diagnosistypeSelf Diagnosis

A diagnosis determined by the patient.

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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