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: ActMoodGoal - XML Representation
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<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"><ul><li>Include codes from <a href="CodeSystem-v3-ActMood.html"><code>http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ActMood</code></a> where concept is-a <a href="CodeSystem-v3-ActMood.html#v3-ActMood-GOL">GOL</a></li></ul></div>
value="**Definition:**An observation that is considered to be desirable to occur in the future. The essential feature of a goal is that if it occurs it would be considered as a marker of a positive outcome or of progress towards a positive outcome.
**Examples:**Target weight below 80Kg, Stop smoking, Regain ability to walk, goal is to administer thrombolytics to candidate patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction.
**Discussion:** INT (intent) reflects a plan for the future, which is a declaration to do something. This contrasts with goal which doesn't represent an intention to act, merely a hope for an eventual result. A goal is distinct from the intended actions to reach that goal. "I will reduce the dose of drug x to 20mg" is an intent. "I hope to be able to get the patient to the point where I can reduce the dose of drug x to 20mg" is a goal. EXPEC (expectation) reflects a prediction rather than a hope. RSK (risk) reflects a potential negative event rather than a hope."/>