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Table 1 Aspects of FRAM functions

From: Participatory design of an improvement intervention for the primary care management of possible sepsis using the Functional Resonance Analysis Method

Aspect Description Example for function <perform clinical assessment>
Input (I) What the function acts on or changes and starts the function Patient arriving at the consulting room
Output (O) What emerges from the function—this can be an outcome or a state change Clinical assessment complete
Precondition (P) Some condition that must be met before the function can start Appointment booked
Resources (R) Anything (people, information, materials) needed to carry out the function or anything that is used up by the function Thermometer, stethoscope
Control (C) Anything that controls or monitors the function Protocol or guidelines
Time (T) Time constraint that may influence the function 10-min consultation