HL7 Terminology (THO)
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CodeSystem: livingDependency2

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0223 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: LivingDependency2
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.124

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HL7-defined code system of concepts that identify specific living conditions (e.g., spouse dependent on patient, walk-up) that are relevant to an evaluation of the patient’s healthcare needs. This information can be used for discharge planning. Examples might include Spouse Dependent, Medical Supervision Required, Small Children Dependent. Used in Version 2.s messaging in the NK1 segment.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0223 (Living Dependency)

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


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statuscodeStatus of the concept
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedcodeVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecated


This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0223 defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

D Spouse dependentSpouse dependent2.9
S Spouse DependentSpouse Dependent
M Medical Supervision RequiredMedical Supervision Required
C Small Children DependentSmall Children Dependent
WU Walk upWalk up2.9
O OtherOther
CB Common BathCommon Bath2.9
U UnknownUnknown


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