Thing > MedicalEntity > MedicalProcedure > AdministrativeProcedure > MedicalEncounter

An interaction between a patient and healthcare participant(s) for the purpose of providing patient service(s) or assessing the health status of a patient.
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from MedicalEncounter
encounterPlace HealthFacility specifying the location or a place where the medical encounter took place
encounterProvider HealthcareProfessional  or
http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/SNOMEDCT/223366009  or
Person 
specifying the provider of the medical encounter
encounterReason MedicalIndication  or
MedicalCondition 
specifying the reason or indication for a patient medical encounter
encounterStatus Text specifying the status of medical encounter procedure.
medicalAdmission AdmissionProcedure  or
http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/SNOMEDCT/305056002  or
MedicalAdmission 
Specifying admission procedure related to a resource, activity, another procedure, or patient
medicalDischarge MedicalDischarge specifying a medical discharge procedure resource of a patient
medicalTransfer MedicalTransfer Specifying a medical transfer event of patient from one place in a health care environment to another
Properties from MedicalProcedure
adverseEvent http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/SNOMEDCT/281647001  or
AdverseEvent 
Any unfavorable and unintended sign including an abnormal laboratory finding, symptom or disease associated with the use of a medical treatment or procedure, regardless of whether it is considered related to the medical treatment or procedure, that occurs during the course of the study (Stony Brook Medicine, NIH).
anatomicalOrgan AnatomicalOrgan Specifying the anatomical organ for a resource
anatomicalRegion AnatomicalRegion Specifying the anatomical region for a resource
anatomicalStructure AnatomicalStructure Specifying the anatomical structure for a resource
anatomicalSystem AnatomicalSystem Specifying the anatomical system for a resource
careLocation MedicalDepartment  or
HealthFacility  or
Place  or
MedicalUnit 
Specifying a location or a place where the care event is taking place
careProvider HealthcareProfessional  or
http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/SNOMEDCT/223366009  or
Place  or
Person 
Specifying a person, medical organization, or unit care-provider for any health care services
careReason MedicalIndication Specifying a reason for a caring event(typically a medical condition or other medical encounter reasons)
followup Text Typical or recommended followup care after the procedure is performed.
healthFacility HealthFacility Specifying a health facility where care is being given.
howPerformed Text How the procedure is performed.
indication MedicalIndication A factor that indicates use of this therapy for treatment and/or prevention of a condition, symptom, etc. For therapies such as drugs, indications can include both officially-approved indications as well as off-label uses. These can be distinguished by using the ApprovedIndication subtype of MedicalIndication.
medicalClinic MedicalClinic Specifying the medical clinic where a procedure or a care event is taking place or attended by a patient.
medicalDepartment MedicalDepartment Specifying the medical department where a procedure or a care event is taking place or attended by a patient.
medicalReport MedicalRecord  or
MedicalReport 
Specifying any medical report
medicalRoom MedicalRoom Specifying the medical room where a procedure or a care event is taking place or attended by a patient.
medicalSpecimen MedicalSpecimen Specifying a medical specimen resource for a person
medicalUnit MedicalUnit Specifying the medical department unit where a procedure or a care event is taking place or attended by a patient.
medicalWard MedicalWard Specifying the medical ward (a set of rooms) where a procedure or a care event is taking place or attended by a patient.
newborn http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/SNOMEDCT/133933007 Specifying the newborn person
physicalExamination PhysicalExam Specifying a physical examination procedure resource for a patient or a person
preparation Text Typical preparation that a patient must undergo before having the procedure performed.
procedureType MedicalProcedureType The type of procedure, for example Surgical, Noninvasive, or Percutaneous.
relatedEncounter MedicalEncounter Specifying a medical encounter procedure resource related to other procedure
Properties from MedicalEntity
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
belongsTo MedicalEntity Specifying a resource to which another resource belongs. Typically here it's used to link a medicalRecord to the Patient where isPartOf can't be used'. e.g :MedicalRecord schema:belongsTo :Patient
bodyPosition http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/SNOMEDCT/364830008 Specifying a position of human body or anatomical entity in given space e.g. Supine body position, standing position, sitting position etc.
causalityStatus MedicalEntity Causality score or ranking following a codified system (like HL7 causalityExpectation) or not.
code MedicalCode A medical code for the entity, taken from a controlled vocabulary or ontology such as ICD-9, DiseasesDB, MeSH, SNOMED-CT, RxNorm, etc.
dateTime DateTime Specifying an instant of something. Typically derived from W3C Time Ontology this describes a point in time when an event or action occurs.
guideline MedicalGuideline A medical guideline related to this entity.
interval QuantitativeValue Typically derived from W3C Time Ontology this describes a time interval when an event or action occurs.
medicalDepartment MedicalDepartment Specifying the medical department where a procedure or a care event is taking place or attended by a patient.
medicalScore MedicalScore Specifying a medical score resource
medicineSystem MedicineSystem The system of medicine that includes this MedicalEntity, for example 'evidence-based', 'homeopathic', 'chiropractic', etc.
physiologicalRole PhysiologicalEntity Specifying any physiological role of something
playsRole MedicalEntity Specifying the role played by an agent
possibleCause MedicalEntity Specifying a possible cause of something
rankOrder Number The rank order number of something. Typically used together with schema:numerator and schema:denominator. eg. refill number 4 out of 10.
recognizingAuthority Organization If applicable, the organization that officially recognizes this entity as part of its endorsed system of medicine.
relevantSpecialty MedicalSpecialty If applicable, a medical specialty in which this entity is relevant.
severity Severity Specifying a severity evaluation of a disease: typically by classification resource or ranking scale: mild, moderate, severe, life threatening or fatal
study MedicalStudy A medical study or trial related to this entity.
totalValue Number Total number of something.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image ImageObject  or
URL 
URL of an image of the item.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.


Instances of MedicalEncounter may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
medicalEncounter Person Specifying a medical encounter between the patient and a healthcare provider.
relatedEncounter LifeEvent  or
MedicalRecord  or
MedicalScore  or
MedicalProcedure  or
ClinicalDocument 
Specifying a medical encounter procedure resource related to other procedure

More specific Types
  • MedicalAdmission
  • MedicalDischarge
  • MedicalStay
  • MedicalTransfer
  • MedicalVisit

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