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Detailed Descriptions for the elements in the Medication resource.

Medication
Element IdMedication
Definition

This resource is primarily used for the identification and definition of a medication, including ingredients, for the purposes of prescribing, dispensing, and administering a medication as well as for making statements about medication use.

Short DisplayDefinition of a Medication
Cardinality0..*
TypeDomainResource
Summaryfalse
Medication.identifier
Element IdMedication.identifier
Definition

Business identifier for this medication.

Short DisplayBusiness identifier for this medication
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Cardinality0..*
TypeIdentifier
Summarytrue
Comments

The serial number could be included as an identifier.

Medication.code
Element IdMedication.code
Definition

A code (or set of codes) that specify this medication, or a textual description if no code is available. Usage note: This could be a standard medication code such as a code from RxNorm, SNOMED CT, IDMP etc. It could also be a national or local formulary code, optionally with translations to other code systems.

Short DisplayCodes that identify this medication
Cardinality0..1
Terminology BindingSNOMED CT Medication Codes (Example)
TypeCodeableConcept
Summarytrue
Comments

Depending on the context of use, the code that was actually selected by the user (prescriber, dispenser, etc.) will have the coding.userSelected set to true. As described in the coding datatype: "A coding may be marked as a "userSelected" if a user selected the particular coded value in a user interface (e.g. the user selects an item in a pick-list). If a user selected coding exists, it is the preferred choice for performing translations etc. Other codes can only be literal translations to alternative code systems, or codes at a lower level of granularity (e.g. a generic code for a vendor-specific primary one).

Medication.status
Element IdMedication.status
Definition

A code to indicate if the medication is in active use.

Short Displayactive | inactive | entered-in-error
Cardinality0..1
Terminology BindingMedication Status Codes (Required)
Typecode
Is Modifiertrue (Reason: This element changes the interpretation of all descriptive attributes.)
Summarytrue
Comments

This status is intended to identify if the medication in a local system is in active use within a drug database or inventory. For example, a pharmacy system may create a new drug file record for a compounded product "ABC Hospital Special Cream" with an active status. At some point in the future, it may be determined that the drug record was created with an error and the status is changed to "entered in error". This status is not intended to specify if a medication is part of a particular formulary. It is possible that the drug record may be referenced by multiple formularies or catalogues and each of those entries would have a separate status.

Medication.marketingAuthorizationHolder
Element IdMedication.marketingAuthorizationHolder
Definition

The company or other legal entity that has authorization, from the appropriate drug regulatory authority, to market a medicine in one or more jurisdictions. Typically abbreviated MAH.Note: The MAH may manufacture the product and may also contract the manufacturing of the product to one or more companies (organizations).

Short DisplayOrganization that has authorization to market medication
Cardinality0..1
TypeReference(Organization)
Summarytrue
Medication.doseForm
Element IdMedication.doseForm
Definition

Describes the form of the item. Powder; tablets; capsule.

Short Displaypowder | tablets | capsule +
Cardinality0..1
Terminology BindingSNOMED CT Form Codes (Example)
TypeCodeableConcept
Summaryfalse
Comments

When Medication is referenced from MedicationRequest, this is the ordered form. When Medication is referenced within MedicationDispense, this is the dispensed form. When Medication is referenced within MedicationAdministration, this is administered form.

Medication.totalVolume
Element IdMedication.totalVolume
Definition

When the specified product code does not infer a package size, this is the specific amount of drug in the product. For example, when specifying a product that has the same strength (For example, Insulin glargine 100 unit per mL solution for injection), this attribute provides additional clarification of the package amount (For example, 3 mL, 10mL, etc.).

Short DisplayWhen the specified product code does not infer a package size, this is the specific amount of drug in the product
Cardinality0..1
TypeRatio
Summarytrue
Medication.ingredient
Element IdMedication.ingredient
Definition

Identifies a particular constituent of interest in the product.

Short DisplayActive or inactive ingredient
Cardinality0..*
Summaryfalse
Comments

The ingredients need not be a complete list. If an ingredient is not specified, this does not indicate whether an ingredient is present or absent. If an ingredient is specified it does not mean that all ingredients are specified. It is possible to specify both inactive and active ingredients.

Medication.ingredient.item
Element IdMedication.ingredient.item
Definition

The ingredient (substance or medication) that the ingredient.strength relates to. This is represented as a concept from a code system or described in another resource (Substance or Medication).

Short DisplayThe ingredient (substance or medication) that the ingredient.strength relates to
Cardinality1..1
Terminology BindingSNOMED CT Medication Codes (Example)
TypeCodeableReference(Substance | Medication)
Requirements

The ingredient may reference a substance (for example, amoxicillin) or another medication (for example in the case of a compounded product, Glaxal Base).

Summaryfalse
Medication.ingredient.isActive
Element IdMedication.ingredient.isActive
Definition

Indication of whether this ingredient affects the therapeutic action of the drug.

Short DisplayActive ingredient indicator
Cardinality0..1
Typeboolean
Requirements

True indicates that the ingredient affects the therapeutic action of the drug (i.e. active). False indicates that the ingredient does not affect the therapeutic action of the drug (i.e. inactive).

Summaryfalse
Medication.ingredient.strength[x]
Element IdMedication.ingredient.strength[x]
Definition

Specifies how many (or how much) of the items there are in this Medication. For example, 250 mg per tablet. This is expressed as a ratio where the numerator is 250mg and the denominator is 1 tablet but can also be expressed a quantity when the denominator is assumed to be 1 tablet.

Short DisplayQuantity of ingredient present
Cardinality0..1
Terminology BindingMedication Ingredient Strength Codes (Preferred)
TypeRatio|CodeableConcept|Quantity
[x] NoteSee Choice of Datatypes for further information about how to use [x]
Summaryfalse
Medication.batch
Element IdMedication.batch
Definition

Information that only applies to packages (not products).

Short DisplayDetails about packaged medications
Cardinality0..1
Summaryfalse
Medication.batch.lotNumber
Element IdMedication.batch.lotNumber
Definition

The assigned lot number of a batch of the specified product.

Short DisplayIdentifier assigned to batch
Cardinality0..1
Typestring
Summaryfalse
Medication.batch.expirationDate
Element IdMedication.batch.expirationDate
Definition

When this specific batch of product will expire.

Short DisplayWhen batch will expire
Cardinality0..1
TypedateTime
Summaryfalse