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Patient Administration Work Group   Maturity Level : 2 Trial Use Use Context : Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Version: 4.0.1 4.5.0
Name: EncounterStatus
Title: EncounterStatus

Current state of the encounter.

Committee: Patient Administration Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.4.247 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.247 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: EncounterStatus (Current state of the encounter.)
  • ValueSet: EncounterStatus (Current state of the encounter.) EncounterStatus

Current state of the encounter. This code system defines the following codes:

Code Display Definition
planned Planned The Encounter has not yet started.
arrived Arrived The Patient is present for the encounter, however is not currently meeting with a practitioner. triaged Triaged The patient has been assessed for the priority of their treatment based on the severity of their condition. in-progress In Progress The Encounter has begun and the patient is present / the practitioner and the patient are meeting.
onleave onhold On Leave Hold The Encounter has begun, but is currently on hold, e.g. because the patient is temporarily on leave.
finished completed Finished Completed The Encounter has ended.
cancelled Cancelled The Encounter has ended before it has begun.
entered-in-error Entered in Error This instance should not have been part of this patient's medical record.
unknown Unknown The encounter status is unknown. Note that "unknown" is a value of last resort and every attempt should be made to provide a meaningful value other than "unknown".


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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. See Code System for further information.
Source 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). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
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