Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms
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Service Oriented Architecture SOA)
SOAP: Subjective, Objectiv, Assessment, Plan
- Subjective: Information patient reports
- Objective: Doctor's / health care provider's observation including results of tests ordered, vital signs and observations from examination.
- Assessment: Diagnosis.
- Plan: Steps that will be taken to treat the patient, including laboratory, radiological or diagnostic tests ordered, medication, therapies, surgeries and referrals to other specialist. It may also list long-term treatment plans and recommended changes to lifestyle.