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Clinical Decision Support Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:

Provides examples of reasons for actions to be performed.

Committee:Clinical Decision Support Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.0 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: ActionReasonCode (Provides examples of reasons for actions to be performed.)

This code system defines the following codes:

Code Display Definition
off-pathway Off pathway The action should be performed because the patient was determined to be off pathway.
risk-assessment Risk assessment The action should be performed based on a particular risk assessment.
care-gap Care gap detected The action should be performed to address a detected care gap.
drug-drug-interaction Drug-drug interaction The action should be performed to address a detected potential drug-drug interaction.
quality-measure Quality measure The action should be performed to bring the patient's care in line with a quality measure.


See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. 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