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

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Version: 4.0.1 4.2.0
Name: AdverseEventSeriousness
Title: AdverseEventSeriousness

Overall seriousness of this event for the patient.

Committee: Patient Care Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.838 (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 26 Mar 2020

This value set contains 8 2 concepts

Expansion based on version 4.0.1 4.2.0

All codes from system Lvl 0 Non-serious Non-serious Non-serious. 0 Serious Serious Serious. 1 1
Code Display Definition
   SeriousResultsInDeath Results in death Results in death. 1    SeriousIsLifeThreatening Is Life-threatening Is Life-threatening. 1    SeriousResultsInHospitalization non-serious Requires or prolongs inpatient hospitalization Requires inpatient hospitalization or causes prolongation of existing hospitalization. 1    SeriousResultsInDisability Non-serious Results in This event is considered not to have the potential for persistent or significant disability/incapacity Results in persistent costly injury or significant disability/incapacity. consequence.
   SeriousIsBirthDefect Is a congenital anomaly/birth defect Is a congenital anomaly/birth defect. 1    SeriousRequiresPreventImpairment serious Requires intervention to prevent permanent impairment Serious Requires intervention This event is considered to prevent permanent impairment have the potential for persistent or damage (i.e., an important medical event that requires medical judgement). costly injury or consequence.


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