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4.4.1.186 4.4.1.193 Value Set http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-category

Orders and Observations Work Group   Maturity Level : 1 Draft Use Context : Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.

Summary

Defining URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-category
Version: 4.0.0 4.1.0
Name: ObservationCategoryCodes
Title: Observation Category Codes
Definition:

Observation Category codes.

Committee: Orders and Observations Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.403 (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 27 Dec 2018 16 Oct 2019


This value set contains 9 concepts

Expansion based on http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-category version 4.0.0 4.1.0

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-category
Code Display Definition
social-history Social History Social History Observations define the patient's occupational, personal (e.g., lifestyle), social, familial, and environmental history and health risk factors that may impact the patient's health.
vital-signs Vital Signs Clinical observations measure the body's basic functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, height, weight, body mass index, head circumference, pulse oximetry, temperature, and body surface area.
imaging Imaging Observations generated by imaging. The scope includes observations regarding plain x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, angiography, echocardiography, and nuclear medicine.
laboratory Laboratory The results of observations generated by laboratories. Laboratory results are typically generated by laboratories providing analytic services in areas such as chemistry, hematology, serology, histology, cytology, anatomic pathology (including digital pathology), microbiology, and/or virology. These observations are based on analysis of specimens obtained from the patient and submitted to the laboratory.
procedure Procedure Observations generated by other procedures. This category includes observations resulting from interventional and non-interventional procedures excluding laboratory and imaging (e.g., cardiology catheterization, endoscopy, electrodiagnostics, etc.). Procedure results are typically generated by a clinician to provide more granular information about component observations made during a procedure. An example would be when a gastroenterologist reports the size of a polyp observed during a colonoscopy.
survey Survey Assessment tool/survey instrument observations (e.g., Apgar Scores, Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)).
exam Exam Observations generated by physical exam findings including direct observations made by a clinician and use of simple instruments and the result of simple maneuvers performed directly on the patient's body.
therapy Therapy Observations generated by non-interventional treatment protocols (e.g. occupational, physical, radiation, nutritional and medication therapy)
activity Activity Observations that measure or record any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. Not under direct supervision of practitioner such as a physical therapist. (e.g., laps swum, steps, sleep data)

 

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