HL7 Terminology (THO)
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CodeSystem: PatientImportance

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-PatientImportance Version: 2.1.0
Active as of 2019-03-20 Responsible: HL7 Computable Name: PatientImportance
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.5.1075

Patient VIP code

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

SpecializesCodingThe child code is a more narrow version of the concept represented by the parent code. I.e. Every child concept is also a valid parent concept. Used to allow determination of subsumption. Must be transitive, irreflexive, antisymmetric.
GeneralizesCodingInverse of Specializes. Only included as a derived relationship.
internalIdhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v3-internal-idcodeThe internal identifier for the concept in the HL7 Access database repository.
statushttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#statuscodeDesignation of a concept's state. Normally is not populated unless the state is retired.


This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-PatientImportance defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

BM Board MemberBoard member of health care organization19266active
DFM Physician Family MemberFamily member of staff physician19269active
DR Staff PhysicianMember of the health care organization physician staff19267active
FD Financial DonorFinancial donor to the health care organization19268active
FOR Foreign DignitaryForeign citizen dignitary of interest to the health care organization19274active
GOVT Government DignitaryGovernment dignitary of interest to the organization19270active
SFM Staff Family MemberFamily member of staff member19271active
STF Staff MemberStaff member of the health care organization19272active
VIP Very Important PersonVery important person of interest to the health care organization19273active


2022-10-18reviseMarc DuteauTSMGFixing missing metadata; up-349
2022-02-17 00:00:32+1100reviseGrahame GrieveVocabulary WGPopulate Missing caseSensitive property; UP-286
2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.