Release 4
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Financial Management Work Group   Maturity Level : 1 Draft Use Context : Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Version: 4.0.1 4.2.0
Name: ExampleDiagnosisTypeCodes
Title: Example Diagnosis Type Codes

This value set includes example Diagnosis Type codes.

Committee: Financial Management Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.4.1167 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.1167 (for OID based terminology systems)

This is an example set.

Source Resource XML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: Example Diagnosis Type Codes (This value set includes example Diagnosis Type codes.)
  • ValueSet: Example Diagnosis Type Codes (This value set includes example Diagnosis Type codes.)

This value set includes example Diagnosis Type codes.

Copyright Statement: This is an example set.

This code system defines the following codes:
Code Display Definition
admitting Admitting Diagnosis The diagnosis given as the reason why the patient was admitted to the hospital.
clinical Clinical Diagnosis A diagnosis made on the basis of medical signs and patient-reported symptoms, rather than diagnostic tests.
differential Differential Diagnosis One of a set of the possible diagnoses that could be connected to the signs, symptoms, and lab findings.
discharge Discharge Diagnosis The diagnosis given when the patient is discharged from the hospital.
laboratory Laboratory Diagnosis A diagnosis based significantly on laboratory reports or test results, rather than the physical examination of the patient.
nursing Nursing Diagnosis A diagnosis which identifies people's responses to situations in their lives, such as a readiness to change or a willingness to accept assistance.
prenatal Prenatal Diagnosis A diagnosis determined prior to birth.
principal Principal Diagnosis The single medical diagnosis that is most relevant to the patient's chief complaint or need for treatment.
radiology Radiology Diagnosis A diagnosis based primarily on the results from medical imaging studies.
remote Remote Diagnosis A diagnosis determined using telemedicine techniques.
retrospective Retrospective Diagnosis The labeling of an illness in a specific historical event using modern knowledge, methods and disease classifications.
self Self Diagnosis A diagnosis determined by the patient.


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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