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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-22767

Purpose of Encounter.hospitalization?

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    • Type: Change Request
    • Status: Waiting for Input (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Medium
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Specification:
      FHIR Core (FHIR)
    • Raised in Version:
      STU3
    • Work Group:
      Patient Administration
    • Related Artifact(s):
      Encounter
    • Change Category:
      Enhancement

      Description

      If Tracker Item https://gforge.hl7.org/gf/project/fhir/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=22764
      goes through (and makes Encounter.hospitalization.origin, destination and dischargeDisposition redundant),
      the hospitalization backbone element will only have the elements left:

      • preAdmissionIdentifier
        - specialCourtesy
        - dietPreference
        - specialArrangement

      as for preAdmissionIdentifier: we don't understand the purpose of this. There is very little explanation of what this is supposed to be and why it can't be a regular identifier on Encounter?

      All the other elements left seem to build a logical group, but the name "hospitalization" seems off.
      Recommend to rename to "hospitality" or "patientPreferences".

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              Assignee:
              brian.postlethwaite Brian Postlethwaite
              Reporter:
              Simone Heckmann Simone Heckmann
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