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Patient Summary

A Patient Summary (PS) is a concise clinical document that provides an electronic patient health data set applicable both for unexpected, as well as expected, healthcare contact.
A PS provides a health professional with essential information needed for healthcare coordination and, in case of an unexpected need, for the continuity of care, or when the patient consults an health professional other than his regular contact person (e.g. the general practitioner he/she is registered with).
The epSOS PS does not include a detailed medical history, details on clinical conditions or a full list of all prescriptions and dispensed medicines. It is rather a standardized set of basic health data containing the following information:

  • General Information about the patient (e.g. name, birth date, gender, etc.).
  • A Medical Summary consisting of the most important clinical patient data (e.g. allergies, current medical problems, medical implants, or major surgical procedures during the last six months).
  • A list of the current medication including all prescribed medication that the patient is currently taking.
  • Information about the Patient Summary itself (e.g. when and by whom was the Patient Summary).

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