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Type of Medication

Definition:A classification based on how the medication is marketed (e.g., prescription, over the counter drug)
Constraints:C154-[DE-8.19-1] The type of medication SHALL be coded as specified in HITSP/C80 Section Medication Type

Value Set

Medication Type Value Set

Definition:The SNOMED CT®has been limited by HITSP to the value set reproduced below in Table 2-78 Medication Type Value Set Definition
Code System Name:SNOMED CT®
Code System Source:National Library of Medicine - UMLS
Concept Code Concept Name Definition
73639000 Prescription drug (product) Not Available
329505003 Over the counter products (product) Not Available

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