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unique framework of authority within which a person or persons act, or are designated to act towards some purpose


This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: organization; 
Plural: organizations; 


NOTE 1 to entry: Groupings or subdivisions of organizations may also be considered as organizations where there is need to identify them in this way for purposes of information interchange.

NOTE 2 to entry: In this International Standard, this definition applies to any kind of organizations, whatever their legal status.


Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph

UML style

Entity - relationship (crows feet)

Required associations

Optional associations

a number of organizations has a number of organizational roles
up to one organization is a number of healthcare actors