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Vocabulary Pharmacy Work Group   Maturity Level : 2 0 Informative Use Context : Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/medication-admin-category http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medication-admin-category
Version: 4.1.0
Name: MedicationAdministrationCategory MedicationAdministration Category Codes
Title: Medication administration category codes
Definition: A coded concept describing where the medication administered is expected to occur

MedicationAdministration Category Codes

Committee: Pharmacy Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.338 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.1111 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

A coded concept describing where the medication administered is expected to occur MedicationAdministration Category Codes

This code system http://hl7.org/fhir/medication-admin-category http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medication-admin-category defines the following codes:
Code Display Definition
inpatient Inpatient Includes administrations in an inpatient or acute care setting
outpatient Outpatient Includes administrations in an outpatient setting (for example, Emergency Department, Outpatient Clinic, Outpatient Surgery, Doctor's office)
community Community Includes administrations by the patient in their home (this would include long term care or nursing homes, hospices, etc) etc.)


See the full registry of value sets code systems defined as part of FHIR.

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