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part of a healthcare activity period during which one health issue is specifically addressed


This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: healthcare activity period element; 
Plural: healthcare activity period elements; 
Deprecated term: contact element; 


NOTE 1 Several healthcare activity period elements may take place during the course of a healthcare activity period.

NOTE 2 A healthcare activity period element is part of only one healthcare activity period and of only one episode of care.

NOTE 3 In EN 13940-1:2007 contact element was the preferred term for this concept.


EXAMPLE The part of a consultation that addresses the follow-up of a hypertension treatment, but not the other part of the same consultation that is devoted to the treatment of diabetes mellitus.

Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph - healthcare activity period element

Required associations

exactly one health issue determines a number of healthcare activity period elements
one or more healthcare activity period elements exactly one healthcare activity period
exactly one episode of care one or more healthcare activity period elements

Optional associations