Pharmaceutical treatment

This represents treatment with a pharmaceutical agent, broadly defined as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vaccines, and large-molecule biologic therapies.

Data model

Definition of the PharmaceuticalTreatment element
Field Type Status Description
drug OntologyClass required The drug.
route_of_administration OntologyClass recommended How was the drug administered?
dose_intervals DoseInterval (list) recommended dosages
drug_type DrugType optional Context of the drug administration
stop_reason_id StopReason optional reason to stop taking the drug

drug

An ontology term representing the pharmaceutical agent. This can be a term from DrugCentral, RxNorm, Drugbank, ChEBI, or other ontologies.

route_of_administration

How the drug is administered, e.g., by mouth or intravenously. This can be specified by ontology terms from the NCIT subhierarchy for Route of Administration.

dose_intervals

block of time in which the dosage of a medication was constant, e.g., 30 mg/day for an interval of 10 days. See Dose Interval.

drug_type

The context in which a drug was administered. See Drug Type.

stop_reason_id

the reason for which a medication was discontinued. See Stop Reason. Todo – if the medication is still ongoing, we will need to represent this.