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ValueSet: ActDietCode

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ActDietCode Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: ActDietCode
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.10376

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Code set to define specialized/allowed diets


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 ActCode v9.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 19 concepts.

1  DIEThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodeDiet

Code set to define specialized/allowed diets

2    BRhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodebreikost (GE)

A diet exclusively composed of oatmeal, semolina, or rice, to be extremely easy to eat and digest.

2    DMhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodediabetes mellitus diet

A diet that uses carbohydrates sparingly. Typically with a restriction in daily energy content (e.g. 1600-2000 kcal).

2    FASThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodefasting

No enteral intake of foot or liquids whatsoever, no smoking. Typically 6 to 8 hours before anesthesia.

2    FORMULAhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodeformula diet

A diet consisting of a formula feeding, either for an infant or an adult, to provide nutrition either orally or through the gastrointestinal tract via tube, catheter or stoma.

2    GFhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodegluten free

Gluten free diet for celiac disease.

2    LFhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodelow fat

A diet low in fat, particularly to patients with hepatic diseases.

2    LPhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodelow protein

A low protein diet for patients with renal failure.

2    LQhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodeliquid

A strictly liquid diet, that can be fully absorbed in the intestine, and therefore may not contain fiber. Used before enteral surgeries.

2    LShttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodelow sodium

A diet low in sodium for patients with congestive heart failure and/or renal failure.

2    Nhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodenormal diet

A normal diet, i.e. no special preparations or restrictions for medical reasons. This is notwithstanding any preferences the patient might have regarding special foods, such as vegetarian, kosher, etc.

2    NFhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodeno fat

A no fat diet for acute hepatic diseases.

2    PAFhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodephenylalanine free

Phenylketonuria diet.

2    PARhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodeparenteral

Patient is supplied with parenteral nutrition, typically described in terms of i.v. medications.

2    RDhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodereduction diet

A diet that seeks to reduce body fat, typically low energy content (800-1600 kcal).

2    SCHhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodeschonkost (GE)

A diet that avoids ingredients that might cause digestion problems, e.g., avoid excessive fat, avoid too much fiber (cabbage, peas, beans).

2    SUPPLEMENThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodenutritional supplement

A diet that is not intended to be complete but is added to other diets.

2    Thttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodetea only

This is not really a diet, since it contains little nutritional value, but is essentially just water. Used before coloscopy examinations.

2    VLIhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodelow valin, leucin, isoleucin

Diet with low content of the amino-acids valin, leucin, and isoleucin, for "maple syrup disease."

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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