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CodeSystem: Location type

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-type Version: 2.0.1
Active as of 2024-07-21 Maturity Level: 1 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: LocationType
Other Identifiers: OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.1108

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This example value set defines a set of codes that can be used to indicate the physical form of the Location.

This includes several ‘non physical’ codes which are still considered a location.

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

Generated Narrative: CodeSystem location-physical-type

Last updated: 2024-04-24 00:00:00+0000

Profile: Shareable CodeSystem

This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-type defines the following codes:

si Site A collection of buildings or other locations such as a site or a campus.
bu Building Any Building or structure. This may contain rooms, corridors, wings, etc. It might not have walls, or a roof, but is considered a defined/allocated space.
wi Wing A Wing within a Building, this often contains levels, rooms and corridors.
wa Ward A Ward is a section of a medical facility that may contain rooms and other types of location.
lvl Level A Level in a multi-level Building/Structure.
co Corridor Any corridor within a Building, that may connect rooms.
ro Room A space that is allocated as a room, it may have walls/roof etc., but does not require these.
bd Bed A space that is allocated for sleeping/laying on. This is not the physical bed/trolley that may be moved about, but the space it may occupy.
ve Vehicle A means of transportation.
ho House A residential dwelling. Usually used to reference a location that a person/patient may reside.
ca Cabinet A container that can store goods, equipment, medications or other items.
rd Road A defined path to travel between 2 points that has a known name.
area Area A defined physical boundary of something, such as a flood risk zone, region, postcode
jdn Jurisdiction A wide scope that covers a conceptual domain, such as a Nation (Country wide community or Federal Government - e.g. Ministry of Health), Province or State (community or Government), Business (throughout the enterprise), Nation with a business scope of an agency (e.g. CDC, FDA etc.) or a Business segment (UK Pharmacy), not just an physical boundary
vi Virtual A location that is virtual in nature, such as a conference call or virtual meeting space


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