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CodeSystem: PatientImportance

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-PatientImportance Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2019-03-20 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: PatientImportance
Other Identifiers: OID:2.16.840.1.113883.5.1075

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Patient VIP code

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

Generated Narrative: CodeSystem v3-PatientImportance

Language: en


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

Specializes Specializes Coding The 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.
Generalizes Generalizes Coding Inverse of Specializes. Only included as a derived relationship.
internalId internalId http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v3-internal-id code The internal identifier for the concept in the HL7 Access database repository.
Status status http://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#status code Designation 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 hierarchy:

BM Board Member Board member of health care organization 19266 active
DFM Physician Family Member Family member of staff physician 19269 active
DR Staff Physician Member of the health care organization physician staff 19267 active
FD Financial Donor Financial donor to the health care organization 19268 active
FOR Foreign Dignitary Foreign citizen dignitary of interest to the health care organization 19274 active
GOVT Government Dignitary Government dignitary of interest to the organization 19270 active
SFM Staff Family Member Family member of staff member 19271 active
STF Staff Member Staff member of the health care organization 19272 active
VIP Very Important Person Very important person of interest to the health care organization 19273 active


2023-11-14reviseTSMGMarc DuteauAdd standard copyright and contact to internal content; up-476
2022-10-18reviseTSMGMarc DuteauFixing missing metadata; up-349
2022-02-17 00:00:32+1100reviseVocabulary WGGrahame GrievePopulate Missing caseSensitive property; UP-286
2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.