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Definition

healthcare assessment during which a healthcare professional considers a subject of care’s health need and determines the needed healthcare activities

 

This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: healthcare needs assessment; 
Plural: healthcare needs assessments; 

Notes

NOTE 1 A healthcare needs assessment precedes healthcare planning.

NOTE 2 healthcare needs assessments should be performed in a dialogue with the subject of care. The responsibility for a healthcare needs assessment is held by a healthcare professional.

NOTE 3 The subjects of care interact with healthcare professionals in healthcare needs assessments and also describe their opinions on which healthcare activities should be asked for in a demand for care.

Examples

Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph - healthcare needs assessment

Required associations

one or more healthcare professionals performs a number of healthcare needs assessments
exactly one health need is considered during a number of healthcare needs assessments

Optional associations

a number of healthcare needs assessments precedes up to one healthcare planning
a number of healthcare needs assessments identifies a number of needed healthcare activities
a number of subject of care desires is considered during one or more healthcare needs assessments