Fhir resource Sick Leave


What resource should be used to return the data of a patient’s sick leave?


Are you thinking about a “doctor’s note” that a provider has written to excuse the patient from work, or are you thinking about something else?


It is an official document requested by the patien and issued by the doctort when he is sick for any reason and serves as proof for both the company and the public administration. It is not a simple note, since it must indicate data on the patient, the company where he works, dates, associated clinical processes…

Most systems would just use DocumentReference as the only needed discrete data would be the patient, the author and the date. All of the other information (company, etc.) would be fine as text. If you wanted, I suppose you could do a full-blown FHIR document