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StructureDefinition-UKCore-MedicationDispense

This profile defines the UK constraints and extensions on the International FHIR resource MedicationDispense.

Profile Purpose

This profile covers the supply of medications to an individual. Examples include dispensing and pick-up from an outpatient or community pharmacy, dispensing patient-specific medications from inpatient pharmacy to ward, as well as issuing a single dose from ward stock to an individual for consumption. The medication dispense is the result of a pharmacy system responding to a medication order.

Snapshot View

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Differential View

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Hybrid View

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Table View

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XML View

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JSON View

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Examples

Eye drops - An example to illustrate a dispense eye drops.

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Example Usage Scenarios

The following are example usage scenarios for the UK Core MedicationDispense profile:

  • Query for a patient's specific dispensed medication
  • Record or update a dispensed medication.

Profile Specific Implementation Guidance:

Minimum Viable Content

The minimum viable content that all provider and consumer systems SHOULD support are the following elements.

Element Reason
identifier Allow the resource to be referenced within/by other resources
status Mandatory element
statusReason To expand on the intent of the status
medication[x] Mandatory element
subject Identify the patient
performer Who or what performed the dispensing event
authorizingPrescription Link to a prescription, when available
quantity Quantity of medication dispensed
whenPrepared Timestamp the event
dosageInstruction Dosage instruction for the dispensed medication