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Orders and Observations Work GroupMaturity Level: N/AStandards Status: InformativeCompartments: Device, Encounter, Patient, Practitioner, RelatedPerson

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Real-world patient - temperature (id = "f202")

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<Observation xmlns="">
  <id value="f202"/> <!--    Oral temperature was measured on April fourth    --><text> <status value="generated"/> <div xmlns=""><p> <b> Generated Narrative</b> </p> <div> <p> Resource &quot;f202&quot; </p> </div> <p> <b> status</b> : entered-in-error</p> <p> <b> category</b> : Vital Signs <span>  (<a> Observation Category Codes</a> #vital-signs)</span> </p> <p> <b> code</b> : Temperature <span>  (acme.lab#BT &quot;Body temperature&quot;; <a> LOINC</a> #8310-5 &quot;Body temperature&quot;; <a> LOINC</a> #8331-1 &quot;Oral temperature&quot;; <a> SNOMED CT</a> #56342008 &quot;Temperature taking&quot;)</span> </p> <p> <b> subject</b> : <a> Patient/f201: Roel</a>  &quot;Roel&quot;</p> <p> <b> issued</b> : Apr 4, 2013 12:27:00 PM</p> <p> <b> performer</b> : <a> Practitioner/f201</a>  &quot;Dokter Bronsig&quot;</p> <p> <b> value</b> : 39 degrees C<span>  (Details: UCUM code Cel = 'Cel')</span> </p> <p> <b> interpretation</b> : High <span>  (<a> ObservationInterpretation</a> #H)</span> </p> <p> <b> bodySite</b> : Oral cavity <span>  (<a> SNOMED CT</a> #74262004)</span> </p> <p> <b> method</b> : Oral temperature taking <span>  (<a> SNOMED CT</a> #89003005)</span> </p> <h3> ReferenceRanges</h3> <table> <tr> <td> -</td> <td> <b> High</b> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> *</td> <td> 38.2 degrees C</td> </tr> </table> </div> </text> <status value="entered-in-error"/> <!--    category code is A code that classifies the general type of observation being made.
   This is used for searching, sorting and display purposes.   --><category> 
      <system value=""/> 
      <code value="vital-signs"/> 
      <display value="Vital Signs"/> 
  <code> <!--    Kind of observation = Temperature    --><!--    local code here    --><coding> 
      <system value="http://acme.lab"/> 
      <code value="BT"/> 
      <display value="Body temperature"/> 
    </coding> <!--    LOINC and SNOMED CT translations here - Note in the US the primary code will be LOINC
     per meaningful use.  Further SNOMED CT  has acceeded to LOINC being the primary coding
     system for vitals and anthropromorphic measures.  SNOMED CT is required in some countries
     such as the UK.   --><coding> 
      <system value=""/> 
      <code value="8310-5"/> 
      <display value="Body temperature"/> 
    </coding> <!--      translation to more specific LOINC code (by system - ie oral temp) this example shows
     how the  LOINC or method element could be used to convey the same information both not
     necessary in most cases   --><coding> 
      <system value=""/> 
      <code value="8331-1"/> 
      <display value="Oral temperature"/> 
      <system value=""/> 
      <code value="56342008"/> 
      <display value="Temperature taking"/> 
    <text value="Temperature"/> 
  </code> <!--    No identifier could be provided to this observation    --><subject> 
    <reference value="Patient/f201"/> 
    <display value="Roel"/> 
  <issued value="2013-04-04T13:27:00+01:00"/> 
    <reference value="Practitioner/f201"/> 
  <valueQuantity> <!--    Temperature=39 degrees Celsius    --><value value="39"/> 
    <unit value="degrees C"/> 
    <system value=""/> 
    <code value="Cel"/> 
      <system value=""/> 
      <code value="H"/> 
  </interpretation> <!--    In the meantime a new oral temperature is measured    --><!--    --><bodySite> 
      <system value=""/> 
      <code value="74262004"/> 
      <display value="Oral cavity"/> 
      <system value=""/> 
      <code value="89003005"/> 
      <display value="Oral temperature taking"/> 
  <referenceRange> <!--     0..* Provides guide for interpretation     --><high> 
      <value value="38.2"/> 
      <unit value="degrees C"/> 

Usage note: every effort has been made to ensure that the examples are correct and useful, but they are not a normative part of the specification.