Implementation guidance for use of the medication resources themselves will be contained in forthcoming use-case specific Implementation Guides.
The CareConnect-MedicationDispense-1 structure definition contains a number of elements that are out of scope for this implementation guidance. Only those elements relevant to convey a medication dispense with a structured dosage instruction are in scope of this guidance.
A complete and fit-for-purpose CareConnect-MedicationDispense-1 example would need additional elements populated, for example a reference to the patient within subject and a reference to the prescriber within performer.
The dispensed quantity as a simple quantity and coded unit of measure. Any unit of measure can be used from the SNOMED-CT hierarchy as a descendant of 767524001 Unit of measure (qualifier value). Most, but not all units relevant to medication dosage instructions, are contained within the hierarchy as a descendant of 732935002 Unit of presentation (unit of presentation).
See Dosage Structure.