HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: ParticipationTargetDirect

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ParticipationTargetDirect Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: ParticipationTargetDirect
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.10286

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Target that is substantially present in the service and which is directly affected by the service action (includes consumed material, devices, etc.).


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 ParticipationType v5.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 17 concepts.

1  DIRhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypedirect target

Target participant that is substantially present in the act and which is directly involved in the action (includes consumed material, devices, etc.).

2    ALYhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypeanalyte

The target of an Observation action. Links an observation to a Role whose player is the substance or most specific component entity (material, micro-organism, etc.) being measured within the subject.

Examples: A "plasma porcelain substance concentration" has analyte a Role with player substance Entity "porcelain".

UsageNotes: The Role that this participation connects to may be any Role whose player is that substance measured. Very often, the scoper may indicate the system in which the component is being measured. E.g., for "plasma porcelain" the scoper could be "Plasma".

2    BBYhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypebaby

In an obstetric service, the baby.

2    CAThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypecatalyst

The catalyst of a chemical reaction, such as an enzyme or a platinum surface. In biochemical reactions, connects the enzyme with the molecular interaction

2    CSMhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypeconsumable

Participant material that is taken up, diminished, altered, or disappears in the act.

3      TPAhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypetherapeutic agentinactive

Something incorporated in the subject of a therapy service to achieve a physiologic effect (e.g., heal, relieve, provoke a condition, etc.) on the subject. In an administration service the therapeutic agent is a consumable, in a preparation or dispense service, it is a product. Thus, consumable or product must be specified in accordance with the kind of service.

2    DEVhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypedevice

Participant used in performing the act without being substantially affected by the act (i.e. durable or inert with respect to that particular service).

Examples: monitoring equipment, tools, but also access/drainage lines, prostheses, pace maker, etc.

3      NRDhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypenon-reuseable device

A device that changes ownership due to the service, e.g., a pacemaker, a prosthesis, an insulin injection equipment (pen), etc. Such material may need to be restocked after he service.

3      RDVhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypereusable device

A device that does not change ownership due to the service, i.e., a surgical instrument or tool or an endoscope. The distinction between reuseable and non-reuseable must be made in order to know whether material must be re-stocked.

2    DONhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypedonor

In some organ transplantation services and rarely in transfusion services a donor will be a target participant in the service. However, in most cases transplantation is decomposed in three services: explantation, transport, and implantation. The identity of the donor (recipient) is often irrelevant for the explantation (implantation) service.

2    EXPAGNThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypeExposureAgent

Description: The entity playing the associated role is the physical (including energy), chemical or biological substance that is participating in the exposure. For example in communicable diseases, the associated playing entity is the disease causing pathogen.

2    EXPARThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypeExposureParticipation

**Description:**Direct participation in an exposure act where it is unknown that the participant is the source or subject of the exposure. If the participant is known to be the contact of an exposure then the SBJ participation type should be used. If the participant is known to be the source then the EXSRC participation type should be used.

3      EXPTRGThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypeExposureTarget

Description: The entity playing the associated role is the target (contact) of exposure.

3      EXSRChttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypeExposureSource

**Description:**The entity playing the associated role is the source of exposure.

2    PRDhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypeproduct

Participant material that is brought forth (produced) in the act (e.g., specimen in a specimen collection, access or drainage in a placement service, medication package in a dispense service). It does not matter whether the material produced had existence prior to the service, or whether it is created in the service (e.g., in supply services the product is taken from a stock).

2    SBJhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypesubject

The principle target on which the action happens.

Examples: The patient in physical examination, a specimen in a lab observation. May also be a patient's family member (teaching) or a device or room (cleaning, disinfecting, housekeeping).

UsageNotes: Not all direct targets are subjects. Consumables and devices used as tools for an act are not subjects. However, a device may be a subject of a maintenance action.

3      SPChttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ParticipationTypespecimen

The subject of non-clinical (e.g. laboratory) observation services is a specimen.

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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