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Vocabulary Patient Administration Work Group   Maturity Level : 1 Informative Draft Use Context : Not Intended for Production use Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/discharge-disposition http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/discharge-disposition
Version: 4.1.0
Name: DischargeDisposition
Title: Discharge disposition

This value set defines a set of codes that can be used to where the patient left the hospital.

Committee: Patient Administration Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.255 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.1093 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

This value set defines a set of codes that can be used to where the patient left the hospital.

This code system http://hl7.org/fhir/discharge-disposition http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/discharge-disposition defines the following codes:
Code Display Definition
home Home The patient was dicharged and has indicated that they are going to return home afterwards.
alt-home Alternative home The patient was discharged and has indicated that they are going to return home afterwards, but not the patient's home - e.g. a family member's home.
other-hcf Other healthcare facility The patient was transferred to another healthcare facility.
hosp Hospice The patient has been discharged into palliative care.
long Long-term care The patient has been discharged into long-term care where is likely to be monitored through an ongoing episode-of-care.
aadvice Left against advice The patient self discharged against medical advice.
exp Expired The patient has deceased during this encounter.
psy Psychiatric hospital The patient has been transferred to a psychiatric facility.
rehab Rehabilitation The patient was discharged and is to receive post acute care rehabilitation services.
snf Skilled nursing facility The patient has been discharged to a skilled nursing facility for the patient to receive additional care.
oth Other The discharge disposition has not otherwise defined.


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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. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies 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