Data element name

Sub data element name


Code System Owner

NameU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
Phone number
Code System Maintainer (Steward)Name
Email address
Phone number
Code System PublisherName
Email address
Phone number
Code System NamesFormal name of the code systemNHSN Surveillance System Codes
Short name of the code systemCDCNHSN
Code System Technical IdentifiersHTA-endorsed URI
HTA-endorsed OID2.16.840.1.113883.6.277
Other URIs
Other OIDs
Code System InformationLink

Codes can be found at the CDC NHSN Terminology Portal located here:

Information on how this terminology is utilized in HL7 CDA can be found here:


"A set of healthcare surveillance vocabulary concepts and associated identifiers intended solely for data submissions to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Other uses are not recommended."

"The CDCNHSN code system is highly specialized to meet the needs of NHSN surveillance reporting, is undergoing changes, and is not recommended for creating value sets to be used outside of NHSN."

Arrangement or agreements with HL7 for use of content
Version management

The current goal is to update it annually (January of each year)

Version identified by year (YYYY)

Code System Copyright, Intellectual Property and LicensingCopyright Statement
Copyright Information

"Most of the information on the CDC and ATSDR websites is not subject to copyright, is in the public domain, and may be freely used or reproduced without obtaining copyright permission."

For information and exceptions regarding use of CDC material please see here

Intellectual Property Information
Licensing Information
HTA endorsement statusValue
Assignment date
HTA review statusLast review date
Next review date
Information current as at (date)
January 2021 - Approved by NHSN
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