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

Data Element

Medication Prescription Status

“A code specifying the current state of the order. Generally, this will be active or completed state” (from FHIR R4 MedicationRequest.status). This would clearly identify the current status of a prescription. At any time, some codes may be ambiguous, such as “active”, in that it is not currently clear if the prescription process moved forward. Other codes will provide definitive states of the prescriotion. For instance, “completed” shows the prescription was pushed forward to next steps (typically dispensing is next), while “cancelled” or “enetered-on-error” indicate the prescription process was halted and the drug from this Prescription request did not move forward.


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