Data Element

Information from the submission form

Types of orders for medical care/services
Description
Order or a Service Request represents a request for a procedure, diagnostic service, intervention, laboratory test, follow-up care, or other planned service for a patient. This concept may be used to share relevant information required to support a referral or a transfer of care request from one practitioner or organization to another when a patient is required to be referred to another provider for a consultation /second opinion and/or for short term or longer-term management of one or more health issues or problems.

Comment

Unified Comment from CDC

CDC considers this element to be high priority and strongly recommends its inclusion in the USCDI V3

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