HL7 Terminology
1.0.0 - Publication

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Location type

Summary

Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-type
Version:4.2.0
Name:LocationType
Title:Location type
Status:draft
Content:All the concepts defined by the code system are included in the code system resource
Definition:

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

Publisher:FHIR Project team
Committee:Patient Administration
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.1108 (for OID based terminology systems)
Content Mode:Complete
Value Set:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/location-physical-type ( is the value set for all codes in this code system)
Maturity:1
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle

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

Location type

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

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

CodeDisplayDefinition
si SiteA collection of buildings or other locations such as a site or a campus.
bu BuildingAny 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 WingA Wing within a Building, this often contains levels, rooms and corridors.
wa WardA Ward is a section of a medical facility that may contain rooms and other types of location.
lvl LevelA Level in a multi-level Building/Structure.
co CorridorAny corridor within a Building, that may connect rooms.
ro RoomA space that is allocated as a room, it may have walls/roof etc., but does not require these.
bd BedA 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 VehicleA means of transportation.
ho HouseA residential dwelling. Usually used to reference a location that a person/patient may reside.
ca CabinetA container that can store goods, equipment, medications or other items.
rd RoadA defined path to travel between 2 points that has a known name.
area AreaA defined physical boundary of something, such as a flood risk zone, region, postcode
jdn JurisdictionA 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

History

DateActionCustodianAuthorComment
2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.