Release 4

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Patient Care Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:

Overall seriousness of this event for the patient.

Committee:Patient Care Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.838 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 01 Nov 2019

This value set contains 8 concepts

Expansion based on version 4.0.1

All codes from system

1  SeriousResultsInDeathResults in deathResults in death.
1  SeriousIsLifeThreateningIs Life-threateningIs Life-threatening.
1  SeriousResultsInHospitalizationRequires or prolongs inpatient hospitalizationRequires inpatient hospitalization or causes prolongation of existing hospitalization.
1  SeriousResultsInDisabilityResults in persistent or significant disability/incapacityResults in persistent or significant disability/incapacity.
1  SeriousIsBirthDefectIs a congenital anomaly/birth defectIs a congenital anomaly/birth defect.
1  SeriousRequiresPreventImpairmentRequires intervention to prevent permanent impairmentRequires intervention to prevent permanent impairment or damage (i.e., an important medical event that requires medical judgement).


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