Pharmacologic agents used in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.

Data Element

Information from the submission form

Medication Request
Description

This submission has been added to Draft USCDI v4 as Medications/Medication Instructions.

Represents an instruction for the administration of medication to a patient - both in the inpatient (hospital) and community setting. It can also include instructions for the dispensing, the reasons why the administration should occur and other data. https://www.hl7.org/fhir/medicationrequest.html

Comment

If it's good enough for US Core...

Considering MedicationRequest and most of its elements are Must Support in US Core, and the central aspect of prescription records in healthcare, I'm surprised that this isn't bread and butter part of USCDI

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