I propose to add a new Drug Exposure type concept where vocabulary_id and concept_class_id = "Drug Type"
The current standard concepts do not accurately represent drugs that were given in office to an outpatient during a procedure. The closest matches are "Inpatient administration" and "Physician administered drug (identified as procedure)", however, the drugs may be given by other healthcare personnel in the outpatient setting and our data doesn't identify the person administering the medication.
I am going to propose we add "Outpatient administration". This will cover all administrations outside the inpatient setting (i.e. office, home, clinics, mass immunization centers, etc.).
I am bringing this proposal to the Themis WG meeting on Thursday. Please provide input.