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ValueSet: Discharge disposition

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/encounter-discharge-disposition Version: 1.0.0
Draft as of 2020-02-24 Maturity Level: 1 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: DischargeDisposition
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.259

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This value set defines a set of codes that can be used to where the patient left the hospital.


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

Logical Definition (CLD)



Expansion based on codesystem Discharge disposition v1.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 11 concepts.


The patient was dicharged and has indicated that they are going to return home afterwards.

  alt-homehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/discharge-dispositionAlternative home

The patient was discharged and has indicated that they are going to return home afterwards, but not the patient's home - e.g. a family member's home.

  other-hcfhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/discharge-dispositionOther healthcare facility

The patient was transferred to another healthcare facility.


The patient has been discharged into palliative care.

  longhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/discharge-dispositionLong-term care

The patient has been discharged into long-term care where is likely to be monitored through an ongoing episode-of-care.

  aadvicehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/discharge-dispositionLeft against advice

The patient self discharged against medical advice.


The patient has deceased during this encounter.

  psyhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/discharge-dispositionPsychiatric hospital

The patient has been transferred to a psychiatric facility.


The patient was discharged and is to receive post acute care rehabilitation services.

  snfhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/discharge-dispositionSkilled nursing facility

The patient has been discharged to a skilled nursing facility for the patient to receive additional care.


The discharge disposition has not otherwise defined.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The 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
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


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