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This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


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Title:SNOMED CT Administration Method Codes

This value set includes some method codes from SNOMED CT - provided as an exemplar

Committee:FHIR Infrastructure Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.97 (for OID based terminology systems)

This value set includes content from SNOMED CT, which is copyright © 2002 International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), and distributed by agreement between IHTSDO and HL7. Implementer use of SNOMED CT is not covered by this agreement

Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:


This expansion generated 23 Jun 2022

This value set contains 17 concepts

Expansion based on SNOMED CT International edition 31-Jan 2020

All codes in this table are from the system

736665006 Dose form administration method (administration method)
738990001 Administer (administration method)
738991002 Apply (administration method)
738992009 Chew (administration method)
738993004 Insert (administration method)
738994005 Instill
738995006 Swallow (administration method)
738996007 Spray
740666001 Inhale (administration method)
740685003 Inject (administration method)
764498003 Suck
764794000 Infuse (administration method)
782155003 Rinse (administration method)
782168006 Gargle
785900008 Rinse or wash
823034001 Orodisperse (administration method)
827107003 Implant


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Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LvlA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe 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
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code