Introduction and scope

The profile originates from the base resource MedicationAdministration and contains information about the given medical treatment, e.g. antibiotic treatment. The profile also contains information about the dose and effective time of the medication.

Alongside the profiles Medication and SubstanceActiveIngredient, this profile is instantiated each time medicine is administered to the patient as the profiles create a chain and cannot function without each other.



The profile contains seven elements: identifier, status, medication, subject, effective, performer, and dosage. The element identifier contains a patient ID to ensure a connection to the correct patient. The element status is mandatory and is set to registered. The element medication contains a reference to the profile Medication. The element subject contains a reference to the profile Patient. The element effective ensures a timestamp for each medication administration. The element performer contains a reference to the profile Practitioner. The element dosage defines how the medication is administered to the patient and therefore, it contains the subelements dose, rate, and method. The subelement method is sliced into two slices to exemplify two routes of administration for medication.