Release 4 Code System

Patient Administration Work Group Maturity Level: 3Trial Use Use Context: Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:

The free/busy status of an appointment.

Committee:Patient Administration Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.4.485 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

The free/busy status of an appointment.

This code system defines the following codes:

proposed ProposedNone of the participant(s) have finalized their acceptance of the appointment request, and the start/end time might not be set yet.
pending PendingSome or all of the participant(s) have not finalized their acceptance of the appointment request.
booked BookedAll participant(s) have been considered and the appointment is confirmed to go ahead at the date/times specified.
arrived ArrivedThe patient/patients has/have arrived and is/are waiting to be seen.
fulfilled FulfilledThe planning stages of the appointment are now complete, the encounter resource will exist and will track further status changes. Note that an encounter may exist before the appointment status is fulfilled for many reasons.
cancelled CancelledThe appointment has been cancelled.
noshow No ShowSome or all of the participant(s) have not/did not appear for the appointment (usually the patient).
entered-in-error Entered in errorThis instance should not have been part of this patient's medical record.
checked-in Checked InWhen checked in, all pre-encounter administrative work is complete, and the encounter may begin. (where multiple patients are involved, they are all present).
waitlist WaitlistedThe appointment has been placed on a waitlist, to be scheduled/confirmed in the future when a slot/service is available. A specific time might or might not be pre-allocated.


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