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Frequency


Identifier:8.04
Definition:A Sig Component: defines how often the medication is to be administered as events per unit of time. Often expressed as the number of times per day (e.g., four times a day), but may also include event-related information (e.g., 1 hour before meals, in the morning, at bedtime). Complimentary to Interval, although equivalent expressions may have different implications (e.g., every 8 hours versus 3 times a day)

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