Introduction and scope

The profile originates from the base resource Substance and contains information about the active ingredient of the given medication, thus supporting the profile Medication.

Alongside the profiles MedicationAdministration and Medication, 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 two elements: identifier and code. The element identifier contains a substance ID unique for each medicine. The element code identifies the active ingredient in the given medicine. Therefore, this element contains SNOMED CT codes. The element is sliced into three slices to exemplify medicine the patient can receive during treatment and hospitalization.