Release 4 Code System

Patient Administration Work Group Maturity Level: 2Trial Use Use Context: Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:

Current state of the encounter.

Committee:Patient Administration Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.4.247 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

Current state of the encounter.

This code system defines the following codes:

planned PlannedThe Encounter has not yet started.
arrived ArrivedThe Patient is present for the encounter, however is not currently meeting with a practitioner.
triaged TriagedThe patient has been assessed for the priority of their treatment based on the severity of their condition.
in-progress In ProgressThe Encounter has begun and the patient is present / the practitioner and the patient are meeting.
onleave On LeaveThe Encounter has begun, but the patient is temporarily on leave.
finished FinishedThe Encounter has ended.
cancelled CancelledThe Encounter has ended before it has begun.
entered-in-error Entered in ErrorThis instance should not have been part of this patient's medical record.
unknown UnknownThe encounter status is unknown. Note that "unknown" is a value of last resort and every attempt should be made to provide a meaningful value other than "unknown".


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