Thing > MedicalEntity > MedicalTherapy

Any medical intervention designed to prevent, treat, and cure human diseases and medical conditions, including both curative and palliative therapies. Medical therapies are typically processes of care relying upon pharmacotherapy, behavioral therapy, supportive therapy (with fluid or nutrition for example), or detoxification (e.g. hemodialysis) aimed at improving or preventing a health condition.
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from MedicalTherapy
adverseOutcome MedicalEntity A possible complication and/or side effect of this therapy. If it is known that an adverse outcome is serious (resulting in death, disability, or permanent damage; requiring hospitalization; or is otherwise life-threatening or requires immediate medical attention), tag it as a seriouseAdverseOutcome instead.
contraindication MedicalContraindication A contraindication for this therapy.
duplicateTherapy MedicalTherapy A therapy that duplicates or overlaps this one.
indication MedicalIndication A factor that indicates use of this therapy for treatment and/or prevention of a condition, symptom, etc. For therapies such as drugs, indications can include both officially-approved indications as well as off-label uses. These can be distinguished by using the ApprovedIndication subtype of MedicalIndication.
seriousAdverseOutcome MedicalEntity A possible serious complication and/or serious side effect of this therapy. Serious adverse outcomes include those that are life-threatening; result in death, disability, or permanent damage; require hospitalization or prolong existing hospitalization; cause congenital anomalies or birth defects; or jeopardize the patient and may require medical or surgical intervention to prevent one of the outcomes in this definition.
Properties from MedicalEntity
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
code MedicalCode A medical code for the entity, taken from a controlled vocabulary or ontology such as ICD-9, DiseasesDB, MeSH, SNOMED-CT, RxNorm, etc.
guideline MedicalGuideline A medical guideline related to this entity.
medicineSystem MedicineSystem The system of medicine that includes this MedicalEntity, for example 'evidence-based', 'homeopathic', 'chiropractic', etc.
recognizingAuthority Organization If applicable, the organization that officially recognizes this entity as part of its endorsed system of medicine.
relevantSpecialty MedicalSpecialty If applicable, a medical specialty in which this entity is relevant.
study MedicalStudy A medical study or trial related to this entity.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image URL  or
ImageObject 
URL of an image of the item.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.


Instances of MedicalTherapy may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
availableService MedicalClinic  or
Hospital  or
Physician 
A medical service available from this provider.
duplicateTherapy MedicalTherapy A therapy that duplicates or overlaps this one.
possibleTreatment MedicalCondition  or
MedicalSignOrSymptom 
A possible treatment to address this condition, sign or symptom.
primaryPrevention MedicalCondition A preventative therapy used to prevent an initial occurrence of the medical condition, such as vaccination.
relatedTherapy SuperficialAnatomy  or
AnatomicalSystem  or
AnatomicalStructure 
A medical therapy related to this anatomy.
secondaryPrevention MedicalCondition A preventative therapy used to prevent reoccurrence of the medical condition after an initial episode of the condition.

More specific Types
  • DietarySupplement
  • Drug
  • DrugClass
  • LifestyleModification
  • PalliativeProcedure
  • PhysicalTherapy
  • PsychologicalTreatment
  • RadiationTherapy
  • TherapeuticProcedure

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