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Definition

healthcare activity element with the intention to clarify one or more health conditions of a subject of care

 

This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: healthcare investigation; 
Plural: healthcare investigations; 

Notes

NOTE 1 healthcare investigations add and improve information about aspects of a health state.

NOTE 2 Some primary healthcare investigations can sometimes have an intended or secondary therapeutic effect, while some activities can be both investigating and therapeutic by essence (e.g. a fibroscopy, interventional cardiology, etc.)

Examples

Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph - healthcare investigation

Required associations

a number of healthcare investigations clarifies exactly one health state

Optional associations

a number of healthcare investigations reveals a number of observed conditions