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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-25278

Appointment.reasonReference should point to request

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    • Type: Change Request
    • Status: Triaged (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Medium
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Specification:
      FHIR Core (FHIR)
    • Raised in Version:
      R5
    • Work Group:
      Patient Administration
    • Related Artifact(s):
      Appointment

      Description

      Appointments are usually created before procedures, so they would normally not point to a procedure. They should, and that seems missing, be able to point to requests, e.g. 

      • Appointment in hospital / clinic to take requested meds (point to medication request )
      • Appointment in hospital for planned surgery (serviceRequest)
      • Go to clinic to get a holter device (deviceRequest)

       

      Not sure pointing to a procedure is within the 80% most common uses, but I would not exclude that, just add the requests.

      Discussion: https://chat.fhir.org/#narrow/stream/179166-implementers/topic/Appointment.2EreasonReference

       

       

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            Reporter:
            costateixeira Jose Costa-Teixeira
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