Reference Tables: Urgency

ID:

CD-URGENCY

STATUS:

Published

VERSION:

1.0

DATE:

2002-07-17

DESCRIPTION:

Values describe the level of urgency of the message.

Context of use: urgency element (header)

Code Meaning (English) SNOMED-CT
hour To be processed within the hour
4hours To be processed within the 4 hours
12hours To be processed within the 12 hours
day To be processed within 24 hours
week To be processed within 1 week
month To be processed within 1 month
asap To be processed as soon as possible
<header>
…
<urgency>
<cd S="CD-URGENCY" SV="1.0">day</cd>
</urgency>
</header>
This means that the message should be processed within the 24 hours.