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CodeSystem: specialtyType

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0265 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: SpecialtyType
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.159

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Code system of concepts used to identify the specialty of the care professional who is supported when using this location definition. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the LDP segment.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0265 (Specialty Type)

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


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statuscodeStatus of the concept
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedcodeVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecated


This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0265 defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

AMB AmbulatoryAmbulatory
PSY PsychiatricPsychiatric
PPS Pediatric psychiatricPediatric psychiatric
REH RehabilitationRehabilitation
PRE Pediatric rehabilitationPediatric rehabilitation
ISO IsolationIsolation
OBG Obstetrics, gynecologyObstetrics, gynecology
PIN Pediatric/neonatal intensive carePediatric/neonatal intensive care
INT Intensive careIntensive care
SUR SurgerySurgery
PSI Psychiatric intensive carePsychiatric intensive care
EDI EducationEducation
CAR Coronary/cardiac careCoronary/cardiac care
NBI Newborn, nursery, infantsNewborn, nursery, infants
CCR Critical careCritical care
PED PediatricsPediatrics
EMR EmergencyEmergency
OBS ObservationObservation
WIC Walk-in clinicWalk-in clinic
PHY General/family practiceGeneral/family practice
ALC AllergyAllergy
FPC Family planningFamily planning
CHI ChiropracticChiropractic
CAN CancerCancer
NAT NaturopathicNaturopathic
OTH Other specialtyOther specialty


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