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4.4.1.529 ValueSet http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-category

Orders and Observations icon Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Not Intended for Production use, Not Intended for Production use

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.

Summary

Defining URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/observation-category
Version:5.0.0-cibuild
Name:ObservationCategoryCodes
Title:Observation Category Codes
Status:draft
Definition:

Observation Category codes.

Committee:Orders and Observations icon Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.403 (for OID based terminology systems)
Flags:Experimental

This value set is used in the following places:


 

This expansion generated 22 Sep 2022


This value set contains 9 concepts

Expansion based on Observation Category Codes v0.1.0 (CodeSystem) icon

CodeSystemDisplayDefinition
  social-history iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-categorySocial History

Social History Observations define the patient's occupational, personal (e.g., lifestyle), social, familial, and environmental history and health risk factors that may impact the patient's health.

  vital-signs iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-categoryVital Signs

Clinical observations measure the body's basic functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, height, weight, body mass index, head circumference, pulse oximetry, temperature, and body surface area.

  imaging iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-categoryImaging

Observations generated by imaging. The scope includes observations regarding plain x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, angiography, echocardiography, and nuclear medicine.

  laboratory iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-categoryLaboratory

The 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 (including digital pathology), microbiology, and/or virology. These observations are based on analysis of specimens obtained from the patient and submitted to the laboratory.

  procedure iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-categoryProcedure

Observations generated by other procedures. This category includes observations resulting from interventional and non-interventional procedures excluding laboratory 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. An example would be when a gastroenterologist reports the size of a polyp observed during a colonoscopy.

  survey iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-categorySurvey

Assessment tool/survey instrument observations (e.g., Apgar Scores, Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)).

  exam iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-categoryExam

Observations 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.

  therapy iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-categoryTherapy

Observations generated by non-interventional treatment protocols (e.g. occupational, physical, radiation, nutritional and medication therapy)

  activity iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-categoryActivity

Observations that measure or record any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. Not under direct supervision of practitioner such as a physical therapist. (e.g., laps swum, steps, sleep data)

 

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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