A concept that specifically defines the context of a clinical finding or procedure.


  • A situation with explicit context is defined as a subtype of the situation to which it applies with an attribute associating it with the relevant clinical finding or procedure.


  • Family history of diabetes mellitus is a situation with explicit context concept. It defines the context as family history by indicating that the  408732007 | Subject relationship context|  is a  303071001 | Family member| .
  • In contrast, diabetes mellitus itself is not a situation with explicit context. It can be used in many different situations including family history, past medical history or current diagnosis.


  • Clinical situation
  • Context
  • Explicit context

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