contact assessment

contact assessment

The initial interaction between a person needing care and a health and/or social care agency in the UK, during which basic personal information is collected and verified, the nature of the individual’s presenting concerns/difficulties is established, and a brief initial assessment is made of whether the person has greater health and social care needs, at which time a referral can be made or the individual can undergo further assessment.
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Mr Roberts said he would write to the health trust to ask them to examine their systems of first contact assessment with patients who attended in crisis for the first time.
Once someone had been in touch we had to do an initial contact assessment in two days, which was not usually a problem.
Exposure or Contact Assessment -- This assessment gauges the potential of a technology to expose a worker to or protect a worker from a physical, chemical, or biological agent or from contact with equipment-related energy (e.