patient summary

Formal Definition

identifiable “data set of essential and understandable health information” that is made available “at the point of care to deliver safe patient care during unscheduled care [and planned care] with its maximal impact in the unscheduled care”; it can also be defined at a high level as: “the minimum set of information needs to assure health care coordination and the continuity of care”

  • Abbreviation(s): PS