Release 4 Code System

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

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:

Overall seriousness of this event for the patient.

Committee:Patient Care Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.4.1253 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

Overall seriousness of this event for the patient.

This code system defines the following codes:

1Non-serious Non-seriousNon-serious.
1Serious SeriousSerious.
2  SeriousResultsInDeath Results in deathResults in death.
2  SeriousIsLifeThreatening Is Life-threateningIs Life-threatening.
2  SeriousResultsInHospitalization Requires or prolongs inpatient hospitalizationRequires inpatient hospitalization or causes prolongation of existing hospitalization.
2  SeriousResultsInDisability Results in persistent or significant disability/incapacityResults in persistent or significant disability/incapacity.
2  SeriousIsBirthDefect Is a congenital anomaly/birth defectIs a congenital anomaly/birth defect.
2  SeriousRequiresPreventImpairment Requires intervention to prevent permanent impairmentRequires intervention to prevent permanent impairment or damage (i.e., an important medical event that requires medical judgement).


See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. 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