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considered condition that one or more healthcare professionals have determined to be the most consistent with the currently known observed conditions


This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: working diagnosis; 
Synonym: working hypothesis; 
Plural: working diagnoses; 


NOTE 1 A working diagnosis is used as a label for the considered condition that one or more healthcare professionals assess as the most probable health condition and that could be concluded after further observations. The basis for such assessments is the already observed conditions.

NOTE 2 Different healthcare professionals may make different interpretations and assessments of the observed conditions and thereby come to different conclusions and different working diagnosis.


Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph - working diagnosis

Required associations

one or more healthcare professionals has determined a number of working diagnoses
a number of working diagnoses is consistent with one or more observed conditions

Optional associations


                    healthcare matter
                health issue
            health condition
        observed condition
    professionally assessed condition
                    healthcare matter
                health issue
            health condition
        potential health condition
    considered condition
working diagnosis


working diagnosis