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Patient Administration Work Group Maturity Level: 2Trial Use Use Context: Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:

Current state of the encounter.

Committee:Patient Administration Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.246 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:


This expansion generated 18 May 2022

This value set contains 7 concepts

Expansion based on EncounterStatus v4.6.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system

plannedPlannedThe Encounter has not yet started.
in-progressIn ProgressThe Encounter has begun and the patient is present / the practitioner and the patient are meeting.
onholdOn HoldThe Encounter has begun, but is currently on hold, e.g. because the patient is temporarily on leave.
completedCompletedThe Encounter has ended.
cancelledCancelledThe Encounter has ended before it has begun.
entered-in-errorEntered in ErrorThis instance should not have been part of this patient's medical record.
unknownUnknownThe encounter status is unknown. Note that "unknown" is a value of last resort and every attempt should be made to provide a meaningful value other than "unknown".


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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