HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: ActSubstanceAdministrationCode

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ActSubstanceAdministrationCode Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: ActSubstanceAdministrationCode
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.19708

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Describes the type of substance administration being performed.


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 ActCode v9.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 6 concepts.

1  _ActSubstanceAdministrationCodehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodeActSubstanceAdministrationCode

Description: Describes the type of substance administration being performed. This should not be used to carry codes for identification of products. Use an associated role or entity to carry such information.

2    DRUGhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodeDrug therapy

The introduction of a drug into a subject with the intention of altering its biologic state with the intent of improving its health status.

2    FDhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodefood

Description: The introduction of material into a subject with the intent of providing nutrition or other dietary supplements (e.g. minerals or vitamins).

2    IMMUNIZhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodeImmunization

The introduction of an immunogen with the intent of stimulating an immune response, aimed at preventing subsequent infections by more viable agents.

3      BOOSTERhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodeBooster Immunizationinactive

An additional immunization administration within a series intended to bolster or enhance immunity.

3      INITIMMUNIZhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActCodeInitial Immunizationinactive

The first immunization administration in a series intended to produce immunity

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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