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See the Directory of published versions icon ValueSet http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/adverse-event-category

Patient Care icon Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Country: World, Not Intended for Production use, Not Intended for Production use
Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/adverse-event-category Version: 5.0.0-cibuild
draft as of 2020-12-28 Computable Name: AdverseEventCategory
Flags: Experimental, Immutable OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.833

This value set is used in the following places:

Overall categorization of the event, e.g. product-related or situational.


This expansion generated 09 Dec 2022

This value set contains 7 concepts

Expansion based on AdverseEventCategory v5.0.0-cibuild (CodeSystem)

  wrong-patienthttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/adverse-event-categoryWrong Patient

The adverse event pertains to an event involving the wrong patient, who was not the intended subject.

  procedure-mishaphttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/adverse-event-categoryProcedure Mishap

The adverse event pertains to a procedure mishap.

  medication-mishaphttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/adverse-event-categoryMedication Mishap

The adverse event pertains to a medication mishap, such as wrong dose, route, rate, or duration of administration.


The adverse event pertains to a device.

  unsafe-physical-environmenthttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/adverse-event-categoryUnsafe Physical Environment

The adverse event pertains to an unsafe physical environment.

  hospital-aquired-infectionhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/adverse-event-categoryHospital Acquired Infection

The adverse event pertains to a hospital acquired infection.

  wrong-body-sitehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/adverse-event-categoryWrong Body Site

The adverse event pertains to the wrong body site.


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Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LvlA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe 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
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code