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|EPISODICITY| originated in the National Health Service Clinical Terms Version 3 where it was used not to specify the first episode of a disease for a patient but rather, the first time a patient presented to their general practitioner (GP) for a particular disorder. A first episode of asthma was not intended to represent the first time a patient had asthma, but rather the first time a patient presented to their GP with asthma. |EPISODICITY| has been removed from existing concepts and is no longer used in precoordinated definitions. It can still be used in postcoordination as a qualifier .


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