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The pulse rate is the number of palpations per minute measured at an artery.


A problem describes a situation with regard to an individual’s health and/or welfare. This situation can be described by the person involved (the patient) themselves (in the form of a complaint), or by their healthcare provider (in the form of a diagnosis, for example). The situation can form cause for diagnostic or therapeutic policy. A problem includes all kinds of medical or nursing information that represents a health problem.


Textual results describe the findings and interpretation of diagnostic or therapeutic procedures carried out on patients or on specimens from the patient.


Immunization can be defined as “Generating natural immunity against pathogens by means of vaccination (active immunization) or by administering immunoglobulins (passive immunization)”.Only vaccinations are included in this information model. Administering immunoglobulins is part of the medication overview. Vaccinations have lifelong relevance.


The concept Procedure indicates a therapeutic or diagnostic procedure undergone by the patient. A procedure can be a simple blood pressure measurement, but also a complex heart surgery.


In the context of this information model, alcohol is the collective term for alcoholic beverages consumed as a leisure product. This information model describes the information asked of the patient about their alcohol use.


Marital status is a person’s formal position as defined by the Dutch civil code. There is a distinction between marriage and civil union.


Drugs (or: narcotics, amphetamines, intoxicants, highs, hallucinogenics, illegal substances or dope) is a collective term for drugs and chemical substances with a more or less ‘drugging' (anesthetic, boosting and/or hallucinogenic) effect and which can lead to addiction. This information model describes the information asked of the patient about their drug use.


The family history describes any health problems of biological relatives that may be relevant. The family history contains information on the medical disorders of the family member and the biological relationship between the patient and the described family member.


Patient’s life stance and/or religion.


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