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ValueSet: Medication request status reason codes

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/medicationrequest-status-reason Version: 1.0.0
Draft as of 2020-02-24 Maturity Level: 1 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: MedicationRequestStatusReasonCodes
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.1324

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MedicationRequest Status Reason 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 MedicationRequest Status Reason Codes v1.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 13 concepts.

  altchoicehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medicationrequest-status-reasonTry another treatment first

This therapy has been ordered as a backup to a preferred therapy. This order will be released when and if the preferred therapy is unsuccessful.

  clarifhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medicationrequest-status-reasonPrescription requires clarification

Clarification is required before the order can be acted upon.

  drughighhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medicationrequest-status-reasonDrug level too high

The current level of the medication in the patient's system is too high. The medication is suspended to allow the level to subside to a safer level.

  hospadmhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medicationrequest-status-reasonAdmission to hospital

The patient has been admitted to a care facility and their community medications are suspended until hospital discharge.

  labinthttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medicationrequest-status-reasonLab interference issues

The therapy would interfere with a planned lab test and the therapy is being withdrawn until the test is completed.

  non-availhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medicationrequest-status-reasonPatient not available

Patient not available for a period of time due to a scheduled therapy, leave of absence or other reason.

  preghttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medicationrequest-status-reasonParent is pregnant/breast feeding

The patient is pregnant or breast feeding. The therapy will be resumed when the pregnancy is complete and the patient is no longer breastfeeding.


The patient is believed to be allergic to a substance that is part of the therapy and the therapy is being temporarily withdrawn to confirm.

  sddihttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medicationrequest-status-reasonDrug interacts with another drug

The drug interacts with a short-term treatment that is more urgently required. This order will be resumed when the short-term treatment is complete.

  sduptherhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medicationrequest-status-reasonDuplicate therapy

The drug interacts with a short-term treatment that is more urgently required. This order will be resumed when the short-term treatment is complete.

  sintolhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medicationrequest-status-reasonSuspected intolerance

The drug interacts with a short-term treatment that is more urgently required. This order will be resumed when the short-term treatment is complete.

  surghttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medicationrequest-status-reasonPatient scheduled for surgery.

The drug is contraindicated for patients receiving surgery and the patient is scheduled to be admitted for surgery in the near future. The drug will be resumed when the patient has sufficiently recovered from the surgery.

  washouthttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medicationrequest-status-reasonWaiting for old drug to wash out

The patient was previously receiving a medication contraindicated with the current medication. The current medication will remain on hold until the prior medication has been cleansed from their system.

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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