This resource allows for a material to be represented. The resource can be used to represent either a kind of a substance – e.g. a formulation commonly used for treating patients, or it can be used to describe a particular package of a known substance (e.g. bottle, jar, packet).
The composition of the material can be specified in terms of a mix of other materials, including with precise amounts if required.
A medication is a substance that is packaged and used as an administered medication. The medication resource uses the substance resource to represent the actual ingredients of a medication.
This resource is referenced by Activity Definition, Adverse Event, Biologically Derived Product, Care Plan, Charge Item, Charge Item Definition, Contract, Group, Medication, Medication Knowledge, Medicinal Product Contraindication, Medicinal Product Indication, Medicinal Product Interaction, Procedure, Specimen, Specimen Definition, itself, Substance Specification, Supply Delivery and Supply Request.