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asset that is utilized or consumed during the execution of a process


This is an abstract item and should be implemented through one of the concrete specialisations

Term: resource; 
Plural: resources; 


NOTE 1 to entry: resources may include diverse entities such as funding, personnel, facilities, capital equipment, tools, and utilities such as power, water, fuel and communication infrastructures.

NOTE 2 to entry: resources may be reusable, renewable or consumable.


EXAMPLES Time, personnel, human skills and knowledge, equipment, services, supplies, facilities, technology, data, money

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    healthcare funds
    healthcare resource
        medicinal product
        medical device
            automatic medical device
        point of care
        healthcare personnel
            healthcare professional