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Patient Care Work Group   Maturity Level : 0 1 Trial Use Draft Use Context : Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Version: 4.0.1 4.4.0
Name: AdverseEventCategory
Title: AdverseEventCategory

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

Committee: Patient Care Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.833 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 01 Nov 2019 23 May 2020

This value set contains 14 7 concepts

Expansion based on version 4.0.1 AdverseEventCategory v4.4.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system Lvl 0 0 1 1 1
Code Display Definition
product-problem Product Problem The adverse event pertains to a product problem. 0 product-quality wrong-patient Product Quality Wrong Patient The adverse event pertains to product quality. an event involving the wrong patient, who was not the intended subject.
product-use-error Product Use Error The adverse event pertains to a product use error. 1    wrong-dose procedure-mishap Wrong Dose Procedure Mishap The adverse event pertains to a wrong dose. procedure mishap.
   incorrect-prescribing-information Incorrect Prescribing Information The adverse event pertains to incorrect perscribing information. 1    wrong-technique Wrong Technique The adverse event pertains to a wrong technique. 1    wrong-route-of-administration medication-mishap Wrong Route of Administration Medication Mishap The adverse event pertains to a medication mishap, such as wrong route dose, route, rate, or duration of administration.
   wrong-rate Wrong Rate The adverse event pertains to a wrong rate. 1    wrong-duration Wrong Duration The adverse event pertains to a wrong duration. 1    wrong-time device Wrong Time Device The adverse event pertains to a wrong time. device.
   expired-drug Expired Drug The adverse event pertains to an expired drug. 0 medical-device-use-error unsafe-physical-environment Medical Device Use Error Unsafe Physical Environment The adverse event pertains to a medical device use error. an unsafe physical environment.
0 problem-different-manufacturer hospital-aquired-infection Problem with Different Manufacturer of Same Medicine Hospital Acquired Infection The adverse event pertains to a problem with a different manufacturer of the same medication. hospital acquired infection.
0 unsafe-physical-environment wrong-body-site Unsafe Physical Environment Wrong Body Site The adverse event pertains to an unsafe physical environment. the wrong body site.


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Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Lvl A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - 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