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Assessment of your need for treatment

Emergency assessment of the need for treatment consists of an assessment made by a healthcare professional of whether you need urgent examinations and treatment within the health care system to handle an acute health problem or not.

Primarily, assessment of your health is done over the telephone, but a reassessment will usually be made when you arrive to the Emergency services.

Your health care needs are assessed individually, following your individual situation and needs with due consideration of any risk factors you may have. Actual treatment may take place at the Emergency services, in another health care unit or in some other appropriate way.

Assessment of your need for treatment is not the same as doing a diagnostic workup.