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person who seeks to receive, is receiving, or has received healthcare


This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: subject of care; 
Synonym: subject of healthcare; service user; patient; client; 
Plural: subjects of care; 


NOTE A fœtus may be considered as a subject of care when receiving healthcare.


EXAMPLES A treated patient, a client of a physiotherapist, each particular member of a target population for screening, each particular member of a group of diabetic people attending a session of medical education, a person seeking health advice.

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