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healthcare activity element intended to directly improve or maintain a health state


This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: healthcare treatment; 
Plural: healthcare treatments; 


NOTE 1 The treatment of a subject of care's health state, based on that subject of care's health conditions, is a part of the clinical process considered from a therapeutic perspective.

NOTE 2 healthcare treatment is intended to contribute to fulfilling the assessed health need.

NOTE 3 Prevention is a type of healthcare treatment where the risk of a health condition is treated.

NOTE 4 healthcare treatment includes all types of activities that intend to influence the health state including, for example, rehabilitation, palliative care, education of subjects of care, caring, etc.


Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph - healthcare treatment

Required associations

a number of healthcare treatments influences exactly one health state

Optional associations