Release 4 Code System

Financial Management Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Title:Example Diagnosis Type Codes

This value set includes example Diagnosis Type codes.

Committee:Financial Management Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.4.1167 (for OID based terminology systems)

This is an example set.

Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

This value set includes example Diagnosis Type codes.

Copyright Statement:

This is an example set.

This code system defines the following codes:

admitting Admitting DiagnosisThe diagnosis given as the reason why the patient was admitted to the hospital.
clinical Clinical DiagnosisA diagnosis made on the basis of medical signs and patient-reported symptoms, rather than diagnostic tests.
differential Differential DiagnosisOne of a set of the possible diagnoses that could be connected to the signs, symptoms, and lab findings.
discharge Discharge DiagnosisThe diagnosis given when the patient is discharged from the hospital.
laboratory Laboratory DiagnosisA diagnosis based significantly on laboratory reports or test results, rather than the physical examination of the patient.
nursing Nursing DiagnosisA diagnosis which identifies people's responses to situations in their lives, such as a readiness to change or a willingness to accept assistance.
prenatal Prenatal DiagnosisA diagnosis determined prior to birth.
principal Principal DiagnosisThe single medical diagnosis that is most relevant to the patient's chief complaint or need for treatment.
radiology Radiology DiagnosisA diagnosis based primarily on the results from medical imaging studies.
remote Remote DiagnosisA diagnosis determined using telemedicine techniques.
retrospective Retrospective DiagnosisThe labeling of an illness in a specific historical event using modern knowledge, methods and disease classifications.
self Self DiagnosisA diagnosis determined by the patient.


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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