what is a concern? worry? seriousness? emergency? super emergency? in medical practice.
A parent should address the complaints, and also a doctor should infer and explain the complaints under following aspects:
concern, worry, seriousness, energency and super emergency (life/ability risk)
Concern is something that is unusual for the patient as interpreted by a patient or noted by a doctor.
Worry is something that is a persistant concern.
Persistant Worry makes it serious complaint, there is a chance of disability or emergency.
Emergency is a matter of seriousness, that needs to be tackled promptly and if neglected, may risk life or ability (super emergency).
Super Emergency (life/disability risk), is a situation of extreme emergency where even seconds delay may have serious sequalae in the form of morbidity/disability or mortality.
The terms may sound difficult to understand.
occasional fever is a concern.
repeated fever is a worry.
daily repeated fever is seriousness.
high fever can be an emergency.
high fever with seizure or any danger signs can be a life/ability risk so super emergency..
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