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4.4.2.222 HL7 v3 Value Set ObservationCategory

Vocabulary Work Group Maturity Level: N/AExternal Use Context: Any

This value set (http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ObservationCategory) is defined as part of HL7 v3. Related FHIR content: Observation Category Codes.

Summary

Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ObservationCategory
Version:2018-08-12
Name:v3.ObservationCategory
Title:v3 Code System ObservationCategory
Definition:

High level observation categories for the general type of observation being made. URL: http://hl7-fhir.github.io/valueset-observation-category.html This is an inline code system http://hl7.org/fhir/observation-category.

OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.2.222 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:


This value set includes codes from the following code systems:

 

This expansion generated 16 Sep 2019


This value set contains 8 concepts

Expansion based on http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationCategory version 2018-08-12

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationCategory

CodeDisplayDefinition
examExamObservations 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.
imagingImagingObservations generated by imaging. The scope includes observations, plain x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, angiography, echocardiography, nuclear medicine.
laboratoryLaboratoryThe 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, microbiology, and/or virology. These observations are based on analysis of specimens obtained from the patient and submitted to the laboratory.
procedureProcedureObservations generated by other procedures. This category includes observations resulting from interventional and non-interventional procedures excluding lab 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, such as where a gastroenterologist reports the size of a polyp observed during a colonoscopy.
social-historySocial HistoryThe Social History Observations define the patient's occupational, personal (e.g. lifestyle), social, and environmental history and health risk factors, as well as administrative data such as marital status, race, ethnicity and religious affiliation.
surveySurveyAssessment tool/survey instrument observations (e.g. Apgar Scores, Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA))
therapyTherapyObservations generated by non-interventional treatment protocols (e.g. occupational, physical, radiation, nutritional and medication therapy)
vital-signsVital SignsClinical observations measure the body's basic functions such as such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, height, weight, body mass index, head circumference, pulse oximetry, temperature, and body surface area.