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Clinical Decision Support Orders and Observations Work Group   Maturity Level : 5 N Informative Normative (from v4.0.0) Use Context : Any
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This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-status
Version: 4.4.0
Name: ObservationStatus
Title: ObservationStatus

Codes providing the status of an observation.

Committee: Orders and Observations Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.387 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.400 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

  • CodeSystem: This value set is the designated 'entire code system' value set for ObservationStatus
  • RiskAssessment.status ( Required ConceptMap: Translation source in Canonical Mapping for "ObservationStatus" )
  • Observation.status Resource: RiskAssessment.status ( (code / Required )
  • StructureDefinition DeviceMetricObservation: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition Observation-Genetics: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition VitalSigns: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition BodyWeight: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition RespRate: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition HeartRate: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition BodyTemp: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition BodyHeight: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition BodyLength: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition HeadCircum: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition OxygenSat: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition BMI: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition BP: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition VitalsPanel: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition Cholesterol: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition Triglyceride: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition HDLCholesterol: Observation.status (( Required )) StructureDefinition LDLCholesterol: Resource: Observation.status (( (code / Required )) )
  • Resource: DetectedIssue.status ( (code / Required )

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 19 Apr 2017 13 Jul 2020

This value set contains 8 concepts

Expansion based on http://hl7.org/fhir/observation-status version 3.0.2 ObservationStatus v4.4.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system http://hl7.org/fhir/observation-status
Lvl Code Display Definition
0 registered Registered The existence of the observation is registered, but there is no result yet available.
0 preliminary Preliminary This is an initial or interim observation: data may be incomplete or unverified.
0 final Final The observation is complete. complete and there are no further actions needed. Additional information such "released", "signed", etc would be represented using [Provenance](provenance.html) which provides not only the act but also the actors and dates and other related data. These act states would be associated with an observation status of `preliminary` until they are all completed and then a status of `final` would be applied.
0 amended Amended Subsequent to being Final, the observation has been modified subsequent. This includes updates/new information and corrections.
1    corrected Corrected Subsequent to being Final, the observation has been modified to correct an error in the test result.
0 cancelled Cancelled The observation is unavailable because the measurement was not started or not completed (also sometimes called "aborted").
0 entered-in-error Entered in Error The observation has been withdrawn following previous final release. This electronic record should never have existed, though it is possible that real-world decisions were based on it. (If real-world activity has occurred, the status should be "cancelled" rather than "entered-in-error".) "entered-in-error".).
0 unknown Unknown The authoring authoring/source system does not know which of the status values currently applies for this request. observation. Note: This concept is not to be used for "other" - one of the listed statuses is presumed to apply, but the authoring authoring/source system does not know which.


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Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
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