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This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: target condition; 
Synonym: target health condition; intended outcome; 
Plural: target conditions; 


NOTE Assessment of needs for healthcare activities includes identification of health objectives and/or healthcare goals. These inform decisions about relevant activities to create or update the care plan.


EXAMPLE 1 The target condition for a worker that arrived at the Emergency Room with a broken arm is to be fully functional for work in the shortest time period.

EXAMPLE 2 The target condition of a newly diagnosed diabetic adolescent boy is maintenance of his HbA1c at less than 48 mmol/mol. (HbA1c is a lab test that shows the average level of blood sugar (glucose) over the previous 3 months; it shows how well diabetes is being controlled).

Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph - target condition

Required associations

Optional associations

a number of target conditions represents a number of health objectives
one or more target conditions is input to a number of clinical process outcome evaluations
a number of target conditions represents a number of healthcare goals


                healthcare matter
            health issue
        health condition
    potential health condition
target condition


target condition