MedMij FHIR IG - MedicalAid
Publication date: 02-10-2017
Status wikipage: final
Medical aids are any internally implanted and external devices and/or aids used by the patient (in the past) to reduce the effects of functional limitations in organ systems or to facilitate the treatment of a disease.
Data on medical aids is recorded for several reasons. Knowledge of the presence of these implants enables tracing and taking the aid or device into account in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, care and transport.
- Consequences for transportation, toilet use, etc., in the case of a wheelchair;
- A pacemaker can be of medical importance, but also has consequences for planning radiological exams.