HL7 Terminology (THO)
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HL7 Terminology (THO), published by HL7 International - Vocabulary Work Group. This guide is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 5.4.8 built by the FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) CI Build. This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/UTG/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

CodeSystem: MEDCIN

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medcin Version: 2.0.1
Retired as of 2021-11-09 Responsible: TBD - External Body Computable Name: Medcin
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.26

MEDCIN contains more than 175,000 clinical data elements arranged in a hierarchy, with each item having weighted links to relevant diagnoses. The clinical data elements are organized into six basic termtypes designed to accommodate information relevant to a clinical encounter. The basic termtypes in MEDCIN’s terminological hierarchy are as follows:

Symptoms History Physical Examination Tests Diagnoses Therapy

Within this basic structure, MEDCIN terms are further organized in a ten level terminological hierarchy, supplemented by an optional, multi-hierarchical diagnostic index. For example, the symptom of “difficulty breathing” is placed in the terminological hierarchy as a subsidiary (or “child”) finding of “pulmonary symptoms,” although the presence (or absence) of difficulty breathing can related to conditions as diverse as myocardial infarction, bronchitis, pharyngeal foreign bodies, asthma, pulmonary embolism, etc. MEDCIN’s diagnostic index provides more than 800 such links for difficulty breathing.

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:

  • This CodeSystem is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/medcin defines codes, but no codes are represented here


History

DateActionCustodianAuthorComment
2022-07-22reviseTSMGJessica BotaAdd default value of TRUE for code systems missing caseSensitive element unless otherwise specified; UP-322
2021-11-09reviseHTAReuben DanielsCode System Metadata Record being retired;UP-251