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CodeSystem: locationCharacteristic

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0324 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: LocationCharacteristic
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.197

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Code system of concepts specifying an identifier code to show which characteristic is being communicated with the segment. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the Location Characteristic (LCH) segment.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0324 (Location Characteristic ID)

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/v2-0324 defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

SMK SmokingSmoking
LIC LicensedLicensed
IMP Implant: can be used for radiation implant patientsImplant: can be used for radiation implant patients
SHA Shadow: a temporary holding location that does not physically existShadow: a temporary holding location that does not physically exist
INF Infectious disease: this location can be used for isolationInfectious disease: this location can be used for isolation
PRL Privacy level: indicating the level of private versus non-private roomPrivacy level: indicating the level of private versus non-private room
LCR Level of careLevel of care
OVR OverflowOverflow
STF Bed is staffedBed is staffed
SET Bed is set upBed is set up
GEN Gender of patient(s)Gender of patient(s)
TEA Teaching locationTeaching location


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