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The probability or likelihood of harm occurring based on clinical knowledge and experience. Risk assessments are inherently subjective.



The result of a hazard that holds the potential to cause negative outcomes to a patient’s physiological, psychological, or emotional well-being. Harm encompasses individual and societal quality dimensions including considerations pertaining to equity and access to care.



The time interval that dictates when changes ought to occur to prevent untoward, preventable, or unnecessary harm and risk. Urgency is based on harm and risk assessments.

Urgent: The level of potential degree of harm is severe or moderate.
Non-urgent: Level of harm is not expected to yield negative health outcomes but could be improved based on the most recent available evidence.


Funtional Status:

A person’s ability to carry out routine activities of daily living, and the extent of participation in life situations at the time of treatment provision.


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