Clinical Practice Guidelines
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Clinical Practice Guidelines, published by HL7 International / Clinical Decision Support. This guide is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 2.0.0-ballot built by the FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) CI Build. This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: CPG Common Process Value Set

Official URL: Version: 2.0.0-ballot
Active as of 2024-04-14 Computable Name: CPGCommonProcessVS

Common processes used to describe the high-level, conceptual activities that occur as part of the delivery of guideline-based care


Logical Definition (CLD)



Expansion based on codesystem CPG Common Process Code System v2.0.0-ballot (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 16 concepts.


Identifying and recording the subject of care.


Performing basic triage to identify any signs that emergency care is required.

  local-urgent-care Urgent Care

Providing local urgent care based on the outcome of a triage process.

  history-and-physical and Physical

Gathering clinical history and performing and recording observations regarding the patient's health (e.g. blood pressure, temperature, etc.)

  provide-counseling Counseling

Informing the subject of care about their treatment options and about how their ongoing care should be managed between visits. This is also where treatment constents are obtained and where health education is provided.

  diagnostic-testing Diagnostic Tests

Conducting diagnostic tests, including lab tests, collection of samples, and other diagnostic tests. Lab testing may be done locally (e.g. HIV quick test) or the samples may require lab order fulfillment workflow.

  determine-diagnosis Diagnosis

Using available information from the patient's history, current examinations, tests, and assessments to assist in developing a diagnosis.

  guideline-based-care Care

Performing and recording observations, interventions, and treatment plans recommended by specific guidelines.

  dispense-medications Medications

Administering medications, ordered by clinicians and dispensed by a pharmacy. Pharmacies may be local to the care facility or community-based, and involves supply chain transactions to support medication management.

  emergency-care Care

Providing emergency care in trauma cases or as part of guildeline-based care escalation.

  actue-tertiary-care Care

Providing acute or tertiary care, either as an escalation from emergency care, or from primary care due to guideline-based referral patterns.

  charge-for-service for Service

Charging for services rendered, regardless of the mechanism of coverage.

  discharge-referral-of-patient of Patient

Discharging or referring a patient, including the movement of patients through levels of care delivery (e.g. acute to primary, primary to community, etc.) or the enrollment of patients in guideline-based care programs (e.g. HIV, maternal, diabetes, injury rehabilitiation, etc.).

  record-and-report and Report

Recording and reporting patient-specific care management information which may be aggregated to develop reportable system management indicators at the priovider, facility, district, national, and international levels.

  monitor-and-follow-up-of-patient and Follow-up of Patient

Monitoring and tracking progress for each patient based on guideline recommendations.

  alerts-reminders-education Reminders Education

Providing alerts, reminders, and education to patients, providers, and health system managers.

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