Release 4

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Orders and Observations Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Title:Task Codes

Codes indicating the type of action that is expected to be performed

Committee:Orders and Observations Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.1396 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

  • CodeSystem: This value set is the designated 'entire code system' value set for TaskCode
  • Resource: Task.code (CodeableConcept / Example)

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 01 Nov 2019

This value set contains 7 concepts

Expansion based on version 4.0.1

All codes from system

approveActivate/approve the focal resourceTake what actions are needed to transition the focus resource from 'draft' to 'active' or 'in-progress', as appropriate for the resource type. This may involve additing additional content, approval, validation, etc.
fulfillFulfill the focal requestAct to perform the actions defined in the focus request. This might result in a 'more assertive' request (order for a plan or proposal, filler order for a placer order), but is intend to eventually result in events. The degree of fulfillment requested might be limited by Task.restriction.
abortMark the focal resource as no longer activeAbort, cancel or withdraw the focal resource, as appropriate for the type of resource.
replaceReplace the focal resource with the input resourceReplace the focal resource with the specified input resource
changeChange the focal resourceUpdate the focal resource of the owning system to reflect the content specified as the Task.focus
suspendSuspend the focal resourceTransition the focal resource from 'active' or 'in-progress' to 'suspended'
resumeRe-activate the focal resourceTransition the focal resource from 'suspended' to 'active' or 'in-progress' as appropriate for the resource type.


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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