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A concept that specifically includes a definition the context of use 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 concept because it defines the context as "family history". In contrast, "diabetes mellitus" is not a situation with explicit context because it can be used in many different situations including "family history", "past medical history", "current diagnosis", etc.


  • Clinical situation
  • Explicit context

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