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ValueSet: AdverseEventCategory

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/adverse-event-category Version: 1.0.0
Draft as of 2020-02-24 Maturity Level: 0 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: AdverseEventCategory
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.833

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Overall categorization of the event, e.g. product-related or situational.


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)



Expansion based on codesystem AdverseEventCategory v1.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 7 concepts.

  wrong-patienthttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/adverse-event-categoryWrong Patient

The adverse event pertains to an event involving the wrong patient, who was not the intended subject.

  procedure-mishaphttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/adverse-event-categoryProcedure Mishap

The adverse event pertains to a procedure mishap.

  medication-mishaphttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/adverse-event-categoryMedication Mishap

The adverse event pertains to a medication mishap, such as wrong dose, route, rate, or duration of administration.


The adverse event pertains to a device.

  unsafe-physical-environmenthttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/adverse-event-categoryUnsafe Physical Environment

The adverse event pertains to an unsafe physical environment.

  hospital-aquired-infectionhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/adverse-event-categoryHospital Acquired Infection

The adverse event pertains to a hospital acquired infection.

  wrong-body-sitehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/adverse-event-categoryWrong Body Site

The adverse event pertains to the wrong body site.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


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