Australian Base Implementation Guide

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Title:Location Type (Physical) - AU Extended
Status:Active as of 2022-03-31

Location type (physical) extended for use in an Australian context.

Publisher:Health Level Seven Australia (Patient Administration WG)

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OID:2.16.840.1.113883. (for OID based terminology systems)
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Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:


This value set contains 15 concepts

  vi of services delivered at a virtual location, such as by phone or on-line.
  si collection of buildings or other locations such as a site or a campus.
  bu Building or structure. This may contain rooms, corridors, wings, etc. It might not have walls, or a roof, but is considered a defined/allocated space.
  wi Wing within a Building, this often contains levels, rooms and corridors.
  wa Ward is a section of a medical facility that may contain rooms and other types of location.
  lvl Level in a multi-level Building/Structure.
  co corridor within a Building, that may connect rooms.
  ro space that is allocated as a room, it may have walls/roof etc., but does not require these.
  bd space that is allocated for sleeping/laying on. This is not the physical bed/trolley that may be moved about, but the space it may occupy.
  ve means of transportation.
  ho residential dwelling. Usually used to reference a location that a person/patient may reside.
  ca container that can store goods, equipment, medications or other items.
  rd defined path to travel between 2 points that has a known name.
  area defined physical boundary of something, such as a flood risk zone, region, postcode
  jdn wide scope that covers a conceptual domain, such as a Nation (Country wide community or Federal Government - e.g. Ministry of Health), Province or State (community or Government), Business (throughout the enterprise), Nation with a business scope of an agency (e.g. CDC, FDA etc.) or a Business segment (UK Pharmacy), not just an physical boundary
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