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Encounters Section

This section lists and describes any healthcare encounters pertinent to the patient's current health status or historical health history. An Encounter is an interaction, regardless of the setting, between a patient and a practitioner who is vested with primary responsibility for diagnosing, evaluating, or treating the patient's condition. It may include visits, appointments, as well as non face-to-face interactions. It is also a contact between a patient and a practitioner who has primary responsibility for assessing and treating the patient at a given contact, exercising independent judgment. This section may contain all encounters for the time period being summarized, but should include notable encounters.

This section lists and describes any healthcare encounters pertinent to the patient's current health status or historical health history. An Encounter is an interaction, regardless of the setting, between a patient and a practitioner who is vested with primary responsibility for diagnosing, evaluating, or treating the patient's condition. It may include visits, appointments, as well as non face-to-face interactions. It is also a contact between a patient and a practitioner who has primary responsibility for assessing and treating the patient at a given contact, exercising independent judgment. This section may contain all encounters for the time period being summarized, but should include notable encounters.

Optional Entries

[Section: templateId 2.16.840.1.113883.10.20.22.2.22]

The following constraints apply to a Encounters Section in which entries are not required.

  1. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] templateId ( CONF:10386 ) such that it
    1. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] @root="2.16.840.1.113883.10.20.22.2.22"
  2. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] code (CONF:15461)/@code="46240-8" Encounters (CodeSystem: 2.16.840.1.113883.6.1 LOINC) (CONF:15462)
  3. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] title (CONF:7942)
  4. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] text (CONF:7943)
  5. SHOULD contain zero or more [0..*] entry (CONF:7951, CONF:8802)
    1. Contains exactly one [1..1] Encounter Activities (templateId: 2.16.840.1.113883.10.20.22.4.49)

Required Entries

The following constraints apply to a Encounters Section in which entries are required.

  1. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] templateId ( CONF:10387 ) such that it
    1. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] @root="2.16.840.1.113883.10.20.22.2.22.1"
  2. SHALL conform to Encounters Section Entries Optional template (templateId: 2.16.840.1.113883.10.20.22.2.22)
  3. SHALL contain at least one [1..*] entry (CONF:8709, CONF:8803)
    1. Contains exactly one [1..1] Encounter Activities (templateId: 2.16.840.1.113883.10.20.22.4.49)
  4. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] code (CONF:15466)/@code="46240-8" Encounters (CodeSystem: 2.16.840.1.113883.6.1 LOINC) (CONF:15467)
  5. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] text (CONF:8708)
  6. SHALL contain exactly one [1..1] title (CONF:8707)