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Health

   The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.

RELATED TERMS
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Organism
A living thing, such as an animal, a plant, a bacterium, or a fungus.

Disease
Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the rubella (German measles) virus.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Healers Centre
The Healers Centre is a hospital in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.

Healing, Faith
The use of faith and spirit to cure disease.

Healing, Fracture
The physiological restoration of bone tissue and function after a fracture. It includes BONY CALLUS formation and normal replacement of bone tissue.

Healing, Mental
The use of mind to cure disease, particularly physical illness.

Healing, Prayer
The use of faith and spirit to cure disease.

Healing, Wound
Restoration of integrity to traumatized tissue.

Healings, Fracture
The physiological restoration of bone tissue and function after a fracture. It includes BONY CALLUS formation and normal replacement of bone tissue.

Healings, Wound
Restoration of integrity to traumatized tissue.

Health Agencies, Voluntary
Non-profit organizations concerned with various aspects of health, e.g., education, promotion, treatment, services, etc.

Health Agency, Voluntary
Non-profit organizations concerned with various aspects of health, e.g., education, promotion, treatment, services, etc.

Health Aide, Community
Persons trained to assist professional health personnel in communicating with residents in the community concerning needs and availability of health services.

Health Aide, Home
Persons who assist ill, elderly, or disabled persons in the home, carrying out personal care and housekeeping tasks. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms. 2d ed, p202)

Health Aide, Homemaker-Home
Persons who assist ill, elderly, or disabled persons in the home, carrying out personal care and housekeeping tasks. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms. 2d ed, p202)

Health Aides, Community
Persons trained to assist professional health personnel in communicating with residents in the community concerning needs and availability of health services.

Health Aides, Home
Persons who assist ill, elderly, or disabled persons in the home, carrying out personal care and housekeeping tasks. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms. 2d ed, p202)

Health Aides, Homemaker-Home
Persons who assist ill, elderly, or disabled persons in the home, carrying out personal care and housekeeping tasks. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms. 2d ed, p202)

Health Alliance
An organization of insurers or reinsurers through which particular types of risk are shared or pooled. The risk of high loss by a particular insurance company is transferred to the group as a whole (the insurance pool) with premiums, losses, and expenses shared in agreed amounts.

Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati
Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati is a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA).

Health Alliances
An organization of insurers or reinsurers through which particular types of risk are shared or pooled. The risk of high loss by a particular insurance company is transferred to the group as a whole (the insurance pool) with premiums, losses, and expenses shared in agreed amounts.

Health and Welfare Planning
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.

Health Association, Mental
Voluntary organizations which support educational programs and research in psychiatry with the objective of the promotion of mental health. An early association in the United States was founded as the National Committee for Mental Hygiene in 1909, became the Mental Health Association in 1976 and later the National Mental Health Association in 1980. State and local mental health associations in this country are chartered by the national organization and affiliated with it.

Health Associations, Mental
Voluntary organizations which support educational programs and research in psychiatry with the objective of the promotion of mental health. An early association in the United States was founded as the National Committee for Mental Hygiene in 1909, became the Mental Health Association in 1976 and later the National Mental Health Association in 1980. State and local mental health associations in this country are chartered by the national organization and affiliated with it.

Health Attitude
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.

Health Attitudes
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.

Health Behavior
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.

Health Behaviors
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.

Health Benefit
Payments or services provided under stated circumstances under the terms of an insurance policy. In prepayment programs, benefits are the services the programs will provide at defined locations and to the extent needed.

Health Benefit Plans, Employee
Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.

Health Benefits
Payments or services provided under stated circumstances under the terms of an insurance policy. In prepayment programs, benefits are the services the programs will provide at defined locations and to the extent needed.

Health Campaign
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.

Health Campaigns
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.

Health care
Care, services or supplies related to the health of an individual. Health care includes but is not limited to: preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, maintenance, or palliative care and counseling services, assessment, or procedure with respect to the physical or mental condition, or functional status of an individual, or that affects the structure or function of the body; and the sale or dispensing of a drug, device, equipment, or other item in accordance with a prescription.

Health Care
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Health Care Acceptability
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.

Health Care Benchmarking
Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.

Health Care Centre
The Health Care Centre is a hospital in Peshawar, NWFP, Pakistan.

Health Care Coalition
Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.

Health Care Coalitions
Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.

Health Care Cost
The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.

Health Care Costs
The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.

Health Care Delivery
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Health Care Economics and Organizations
The economic aspects of health care, its planning, and delivery. It includes government agencies and organizations in the private sector.

Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms
Methods and techniques used in evaluating the quality of health care, its planning, and delivery.

Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services
The services provided in the delivery of health care, associated facilities in health care, and attendant manpower required or available.

Health Care Financing Administration
A component of the Department of Health and Human Services to oversee and direct the Medicare and Medicaid programs and related Federal medical care quality control staffs. Name was changed effective June 14, 2001.

Health Care Financing Administration (U.S.)
A component of the Department of Health and Human Services to oversee and direct the Medicare and Medicaid programs and related Federal medical care quality control staffs. Name was changed effective June 14, 2001.

Health Care Fraud
Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.

Health Care Frauds
Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.

Health Care Hospital
The Health Care Hospital is a hospital in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Health Care Industries
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.

Health Care Industry
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.

Health Care Market
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.

Health Care Markets
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.

Health Care Power of Attorney
Declarations by patients, made in advance of a situation in which they may be incompetent to decide about their own care, stating their treatment preferences or authorizing a third party to make decisions for them. (Bioethics Thesaurus)

Health Care Provider
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)

Health Care Providers
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)

Health Care Quality
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.

Health Care Quality Assessment
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.

Health Care Quality Assurance
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.

Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation
The concept concerned with all aspects of the quality, accessibility, and appraisal of health care and health care delivery.

Health Care Rationing
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.

Health Care Research
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)

Health Care Sector
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.

Health Care Sectors
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.

Health Care Seeking Behavior
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.

Health Care Survey
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.

Health Care Surveys
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.

Health Care System
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Health Care Systems
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Health Care Team
Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.

Health Care Teams
Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.

Health Care Technology
The application of technology to the solution of medical problems.

Health Care Worker Patient Transmission
The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from health professional or health care worker to patients. It includes transmission via direct or indirect exposure to bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral agents.

Health Care Worker-Patient Transmission
The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from health professional or health care worker to patients. It includes transmission via direct or indirect exposure to bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral agents.

Health Care, Community
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.

Health Care, Comprehensive
Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.

Health Care, Primary
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)

Health Center, Ambulatory
Those facilities which administer health services to individuals who do not require hospitalization or institutionalization.

Health Center, Community
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.

Health Center, Maternal-Child
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.

Health Center, Neighborhood
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.

Health Center, Rural
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.

Health Centers, Ambulatory
Those facilities which administer health services to individuals who do not require hospitalization or institutionalization.

Health Centers, Community
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.

Health Centers, Maternal-Child
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.

Health Centers, Neighborhood
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.

Health Centers, Rural
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.

Health Child Service
Organized services to provide health care for children.

Health Child Services
Organized services to provide health care for children.

Health Club
Facilities having programs intended to promote and maintain a state of physical well-being for optimal performance and health.

Health Clubs
Facilities having programs intended to promote and maintain a state of physical well-being for optimal performance and health.

Health Cost
The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.

Health Costs
The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.

Health Deparment Hospital Div
The Health Deparment Hospital Div is a hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States.

Health dictionary
A dictionary of health related and medical terms and definitions for the public at large and/or the medical professionals.

Health Education
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.

Health Education (PT)
Works written for non-professional or lay audiences.

Health Education (Publication Type)
Works written for non-professional or lay audiences.

Health Education, Community
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.

Health Education, Dental
Education which increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of dental health on a personal or community basis.

Health Event, Sentinel
Monitoring of rate of occurrence of specific conditions to assess the stability or change in health levels of a population. It is also the study of disease rates in a specific cohort, geographic area, population subgroup, etc. to estimate trends in larger population. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)

Health Events, Sentinel
Monitoring of rate of occurrence of specific conditions to assess the stability or change in health levels of a population. It is also the study of disease rates in a specific cohort, geographic area, population subgroup, etc. to estimate trends in larger population. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)

Health Expenditure
The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.

Health Expenditures
The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.

Health Facilities
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.

Health Facilities, Proprietary
Health care institutions operated by private groups or corporations for a profit.

Health Facility
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.

Health Facility Acquisition
The combining of administrative and organizational resources of two or more health care facilities.

Health Facility Acquisitions
The combining of administrative and organizational resources of two or more health care facilities.

Health Facility Administrator
Managerial personnel responsible for implementing policy and directing the activities of health care facilities such as nursing homes.

Health Facility Administrators
Managerial personnel responsible for implementing policy and directing the activities of health care facilities such as nursing homes.

Health Facility Closure
The closing of any health facility, e.g., health centers, residential facilities, and hospitals.

Health Facility Closures
The closing of any health facility, e.g., health centers, residential facilities, and hospitals.

Health Facility Conversion
Areawide planning for health care institutions on the basis of projected consumer need.

Health Facility Conversions
Areawide planning for health care institutions on the basis of projected consumer need.

Health Facility Environment
Physical surroundings or conditions of a hospital or other health facility and influence of these factors on patients and staff.

Health Facility Environments
Physical surroundings or conditions of a hospital or other health facility and influence of these factors on patients and staff.

Health Facility Merger
The combining of administrative and organizational resources of two or more health care facilities.

Health Facility Mergers
The combining of administrative and organizational resources of two or more health care facilities.

Health Facility Moving
The relocation of health care institutions or units thereof. The concept includes equipment relocation.

Health Facility Planning
Areawide planning for health care institutions on the basis of projected consumer need.

Health Facility Plannings
Areawide planning for health care institutions on the basis of projected consumer need.

Health Facility Size
The physical space or dimensions of a facility. Size may be indicated by bed capacity.

Health Facility Sizes
The physical space or dimensions of a facility. Size may be indicated by bed capacity.

Health Facility, Proprietary
Health care institutions operated by private groups or corporations for a profit.

Health Fair
Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.

Health Fairs
Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.

Health Food
A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. Health foods have been attributed with the ability to prevent the development of diseases, slow the aging process, and prolong life. (from Segan, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)

Health Foods
A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. Health foods have been attributed with the ability to prevent the development of diseases, slow the aging process, and prolong life. (from Segan, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)

Health Hazards
Substances which, upon release into the atmosphere, water, or soil, or which, in direct contact with the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes, or as additives to food, cause health risks to humans or animals through absorption, inhalation, or ingestion. The concept includes safe handling, transportation, and storage of these substances.

Health Indigenous Service
Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.

Health Indigenous Services
Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.

Health Infant Service
Organized services to provide health care for children.

Health Infant Services
Organized services to provide health care for children.

Health insurance
Health Insurance is a type of insurance whereby the insurer pays the medical costs of the insured if the insured becomes sick due to covered causes, or due to accidents. The insurer may be a private organization or a government agency. Market based health care systems such as that used in the United States rely on private medical insurance.

Health Insurance
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.

Health Insurance for Aged and Disabled, Title 18
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)

Health Insurance for Aged, Disabled, Title 18
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)

Health Insurance for Aged, Title 18
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Public Law 104-91, enacted in 1996, is designed to protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. HIPAA has separate provisions for the large and small group markets, and the individual market. HIPAA amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to provide improved portability and continuity of health insurance coverage, extending earlier provisions under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (""COBRA"").

Health insurance quote
A price quote for a health insurance as provided by the insurer to potential customers.

Health Insurance Reimbursement
Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)

Health Insurance Reimbursements
Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)

Health Insurance, Catastrophic
Insurance providing a broad range of medical services and supplies, when prescribed by a physician, whether or not the patient is hospitalized. It frequently is an extension of a basic policy and benefits will not begin until the basic policy is exhausted.

Health Insurance, Comprehensive
Insurance providing a broad range of medical services and supplies, when prescribed by a physician, whether or not the patient is hospitalized. It frequently is an extension of a basic policy and benefits will not begin until the basic policy is exhausted.

Health Insurance, Group
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.

Health Insurance, National
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.

Health Insurance, Voluntary
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.

Health Insurances, Catastrophic
Insurance providing a broad range of medical services and supplies, when prescribed by a physician, whether or not the patient is hospitalized. It frequently is an extension of a basic policy and benefits will not begin until the basic policy is exhausted.

Health Insurances, Comprehensive
Insurance providing a broad range of medical services and supplies, when prescribed by a physician, whether or not the patient is hospitalized. It frequently is an extension of a basic policy and benefits will not begin until the basic policy is exhausted.

Health Legislation
The enactment of laws and ordinances and their regulation by official organs of a nation, state, or other legislative organization. It refers also to health-related laws and regulations in general or for which there is no specific heading.

Health Level
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.

Health Levels
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.

Health Maintenance Organization
Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)

Health Maintenance Organizations
Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)

Health Manpower
The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.

Health Marketing Service
Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.

Health Marketing Services
Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.

Health Network, Community
Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.

Health Networks, Community
Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.

Health Nursing, Community
General and comprehensive nursing practice directed to individuals, families, or groups as it relates to and contributes to the health of a population. This is not an official program of a Public Health Department.

Health Nursing, Occupational
The practice of nursing in the work environment.

Health Nursings, Community
General and comprehensive nursing practice directed to individuals, families, or groups as it relates to and contributes to the health of a population. This is not an official program of a Public Health Department.

Health Nursings, Occupational
The practice of nursing in the work environment.

Health Occupation
Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.

Health Occupations
Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.

Health Occupations Manpower
The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.

Health Occupations School
Schools which offer training in the area of health.

Health Occupations Schools
Schools which offer training in the area of health.

Health Occupations Student
Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program in the health occupations.

Health Occupations Students
Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program in the health occupations.

Health Personnel
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)

Health Personnel Attitude
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.

Health Personnel Attitudes
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.

Health Personnel, Allied
Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.

Health Physics
The science concerned with problems of radiation protection relevant to reducing or preventing radiation exposure, and the effects of ionizing radiation on humans and their environment.

Health Place
The Health Place is a hospital in Sharon, Pennsylvania, United States.

Health Plan Implementation
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.

Health Plan Implementations
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.

Health Plan, Accountable
A strategy for purchasing health care in a manner which will obtain maximum value for the price for the purchasers of the health care and the recipients. The concept was developed primarily by Alain Enthoven of Stanford University and promulgated by the Jackson Hole Group. The strategy depends on sponsors for groups of the population to be insured. The sponsor, in some cases a health alliance, acts as an intermediary between the group and competing provider groups (accountable health plans). The competition is price-based among annual premiums for a defined, standardized benefit package. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)

Health Plan, Competitive
Alternative health care delivery mechanisms, such as PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS or other health insurance services or prepaid plans (other than HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS), that meet Medicare qualifications for a risk-sharing contract. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)

Health Plan, Prepaid
Contracts between an insurer and a subscriber or a group of subscribers whereby a specified set of health benefits is provided in return for a periodic premium.

Health Plan, State
State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.

Health Planning
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.

Health Planning Council
Organized groups serving in advisory capacities related to health planning activities.

Health Planning Councils
Organized groups serving in advisory capacities related to health planning activities.

Health Planning Guideline
Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.

Health Planning Guidelines
Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.

Health Planning Organization
Organizations involved in all aspects of health planning activities.

Health Planning Organizations
Organizations involved in all aspects of health planning activities.

Health Planning Subsidies
Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.

Health Planning Subsidy
Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.

Health Planning Support
Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.

Health Planning Supports
Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.

Health Planning Technical Assistance
The provision of expert assistance in developing health planning programs, plans as technical materials, etc., as requested by Health Systems Agencies or other health planning organizations.

Health Planning, Community
Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)

Health Planning, Comprehensive
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.

Health Planning, Regional
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.

Health Plannings, Community
Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)

Health Plans, Accountable
A strategy for purchasing health care in a manner which will obtain maximum value for the price for the purchasers of the health care and the recipients. The concept was developed primarily by Alain Enthoven of Stanford University and promulgated by the Jackson Hole Group. The strategy depends on sponsors for groups of the population to be insured. The sponsor, in some cases a health alliance, acts as an intermediary between the group and competing provider groups (accountable health plans). The competition is price-based among annual premiums for a defined, standardized benefit package. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)

Health Plans, Competitive
Alternative health care delivery mechanisms, such as PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS or other health insurance services or prepaid plans (other than HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS), that meet Medicare qualifications for a risk-sharing contract. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)

Health Plans, Prepaid
Contracts between an insurer and a subscriber or a group of subscribers whereby a specified set of health benefits is provided in return for a periodic premium.

Health Plans, State
State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.

Health Policies
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.

Health Policies, National
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.

Health Policy
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.

Health Policy, National
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.

Health Practice, Public
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.

Health Practices, Public
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.

Health Priorities
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.

Health Priority
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.

Health Problem, International
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.

Health Problems, International
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.

Health Profession
Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.

Health Professions
Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.

Health Program, National
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.

Health Programs, National
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.

Health Promotion
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.

Health Promotions
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.

Health Psychologies
The interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral and biomedical science, knowledge, and techniques relevant to health and illness and the application of this knowledge and these techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Health Psychology
The interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral and biomedical science, knowledge, and techniques relevant to health and illness and the application of this knowledge and these techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Health Resource
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.

Health Resources
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.

Health Resources Administration
A component of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that provides leadership related to the delivery of health services and the requirements for and distribution of health resources, including manpower training.

Health Resources Administration (U.S.)
A component of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that provides leadership related to the delivery of health services and the requirements for and distribution of health resources, including manpower training.

Health Resources and Services Administration
A component of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that provides leadership related to the delivery of health services and the requirements for and distribution of health resources, including manpower training.

Health Resources and Services Administration (U.S.)
A component of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that provides leadership related to the delivery of health services and the requirements for and distribution of health resources, including manpower training.

Health Risk Appraisal
The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.

Health Risk Appraisals
The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.

Health School, Public
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.

Health Schools, Public
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.

Health Sciences Centre
The Health Sciences Centre is a hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Health Sciences Centre Hospital
The Health Sciences Centre Hospital is a hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Health Service
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.

Health Service Area
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.

Health Service Areas
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.

Health Service Corps, National
A geographic location which has insufficient health resources (manpower and/or facilities) to meet the medical needs of the resident population.

Health Service Gatekeeper
The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.

Health Service Gatekeepers
The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.

Health Service, Adolescent
Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.

Health Service, Child
Organized services to provide health care for children.

Health Service, Community
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.

Health Service, Dental
Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.

Health Service, Emergency
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.

Health Service, Employee
Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.

Health Service, Geriatric
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.

Health Service, Indigenous
Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.

Health Service, Infant
Organized services to provide health care for children.

Health Service, Maternal
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.

Health Service, Maternal-Child
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.

Health Service, Mental
Organized services to provide mental health care.

Health Service, National
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.

Health Service, Occupational
Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.

Health Service, Outpatient
Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.

Health Service, Personal
Health care provided to individuals.

Health Service, Preventive
Services designed for promotion of health and prevention of disease.

Health Service, Rural
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.

Health Service, School
Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.

Health Service, Student
Health services for college and university students usually provided by the educational institution.

Health Service, Suburban
Health services, public or private, in suburban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.

Health Service, University
Health services for college and university students usually provided by the educational institution.

Health Service, Urban
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.

Health Services
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.

Health Services Abuse
Excessive or unnecessary utilization of health services by patients or physicians.

Health Services Abuses
Excessive or unnecessary utilization of health services by patients or physicians.

Health Services Accessibility
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.

Health Services Administration
The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.

Health Services and Mental Health Administration
An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to substance abuse and mental health. It is commonly referred to by the acronym SAMHSA. On 1 October 1992, the United States Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) became SAMHSA. (Telephone communication with SAMHSA 7 April 1992)

Health Services and Mental Health Administration (U.S.)
An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to substance abuse and mental health. It is commonly referred to by the acronym SAMHSA. On 1 October 1992, the United States Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) became SAMHSA. (Telephone communication with SAMHSA 7 April 1992)

Health Services Availability
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.

Health Services Evaluation
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)

Health Services Evaluations
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)

Health Services for Aged
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.

Health Services for the Aged
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.

Health Services for the Elderly
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.

Health Services Marketing
Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.

Health Services Misuse
Excessive or unnecessary utilization of health services by patients or physicians.

Health Services Misuses
Excessive or unnecessary utilization of health services by patients or physicians.

Health Services Need
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.

Health Services Needs
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.

Health Services Needs and Demand
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.

Health Services Overutilization
Excessive or unnecessary utilization of health services by patients or physicians.

Health Services Research
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)

Health Services, Adolescent
Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.

Health Services, Child
Organized services to provide health care for children.

Health Services, Community
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.

Health Services, Community Mental
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.

Health Services, Dental
Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.

Health Services, Emergency
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.

Health Services, Employee
Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.

Health Services, Geriatric
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.

Health Services, Indigenous
Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.

Health Services, Infant
Organized services to provide health care for children.

Health Services, Maternal
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.

Health Services, Maternal Child
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.

Health Services, Maternal-Child
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.

Health Services, Mental
Organized services to provide mental health care.

Health Services, National
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.

Health Services, Occupational
Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.

Health Services, Outpatient
Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.

Health Services, Personal
Health care provided to individuals.

Health Services, Preventive
Services designed for promotion of health and prevention of disease.

Health Services, Rural
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.

Health Services, School
Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.

Health Services, Student
Health services for college and university students usually provided by the educational institution.

Health Services, Suburban
Health services, public or private, in suburban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.

Health Services, University
Health services for college and university students usually provided by the educational institution.

Health Services, Urban
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.

Health Services, Woman
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.

Health Services, Womans
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.

Health Services, Women
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.

Health Status
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.

Health Status Index
The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.

Health Status Indexes
The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.

Health Status Indicator
The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.

Health Status Indicators
The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.

Health Status Indices
The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.

Health Survey
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.

Health Survey, Dental
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to dental or oral health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.

Health Surveys
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.

Health Surveys, Dental
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to dental or oral health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.

Health System, Community
Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)

Health Systems Agencies
Health planning and resources development agencies which function in each health service area of the United States (PL 93-641).

Health Systems Agency
Health planning and resources development agencies which function in each health service area of the United States (PL 93-641).

Health Systems Plan
Statements of goals for the delivery of health services pertaining to the Health Systems Agency service area, established under PL 93-641, and consistent with national guidelines for health planning.

Health Systems Plans
Statements of goals for the delivery of health services pertaining to the Health Systems Agency service area, established under PL 93-641, and consistent with national guidelines for health planning.

Health Systems, Community
Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)

Health Team, Interdisciplinary
Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.

Health Teams, Interdisciplinary
Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.

Health Technology
The application of technology to the solution of medical problems.

Health Transition
Demographic and epidemiologic changes that have occurred in the last five decades in many developing countries and that are characterized by major growth in the number and proportion of middle-aged and elderly persons and in the frequency of the diseases that occur in these age groups. The health transition is the result of efforts to improve maternal and child health via primary care and outreach services and such efforts have been responsible for a decrease in the birth rate; reduced maternal mortality; improved preventive services; reduced infant mortality, and the increased life expectancy that defines the transition. (From Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)

Health Transitions
Demographic and epidemiologic changes that have occurred in the last five decades in many developing countries and that are characterized by major growth in the number and proportion of middle-aged and elderly persons and in the frequency of the diseases that occur in these age groups. The health transition is the result of efforts to improve maternal and child health via primary care and outreach services and such efforts have been responsible for a decrease in the birth rate; reduced maternal mortality; improved preventive services; reduced infant mortality, and the increased life expectancy that defines the transition. (From Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)

Health Unit, Mobile
Movable facilities in which diagnostic and therapeutic services are provided to the community.

Health Units, Mobile
Movable facilities in which diagnostic and therapeutic services are provided to the community.

Health Visitor
General and comprehensive nursing practice directed to individuals, families, or groups as it relates to and contributes to the health of a population. This is not an official program of a Public Health Department.

Health Visitors
General and comprehensive nursing practice directed to individuals, families, or groups as it relates to and contributes to the health of a population. This is not an official program of a Public Health Department.

Health Worker, Village
Persons trained to assist professional health personnel in communicating with residents in the community concerning needs and availability of health services.

Health Workers, Village
Persons trained to assist professional health personnel in communicating with residents in the community concerning needs and availability of health services.

Health, Attitude to
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.

Health, Child
Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the child.

Health, Employee
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.

Health, Environmental
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.

Health, Family
The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.

Health, Holistic
Health as viewed from the perspective that humans and other organisms function as complete, integrated units rather than as aggregates of separate parts.

Health, Industrial
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.

Health, Infant
Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the infant.

Health, Maternal
Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the mother.

Health, Mental
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.

Health, Occupational
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.

Health, Oral
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.

Health, Public
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.

Health, Radiologic
Health concerns associated with the effects of radiation on the environment and on public and personal health.

Health, Radiological
Health concerns associated with the effects of radiation on the environment and on public and personal health.

Health, Reproductive
A medical-surgical specialty concerned with the morphology, physiology, biochemistry, and pathology of reproduction in man and other animals, and on the biological, medical, and veterinary problems of fertility and lactation. It includes ovulation induction, diagnosis of infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss, and assisted reproductive technologies such as embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, and intrafallopian transfer of zygotes. (From Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America, Foreword 1990; Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, Notice to Contributors, Jan 1979)

Health, Rural
The status of health in rural populations.

Health, School
Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.

Health, Suburban
The status of health in suburban populations.

Health, Urban
The status of health in urban populations.

Health, Wholistic
Health as viewed from the perspective that humans and other organisms function as complete, integrated units rather than as aggregates of separate parts.

Health, World
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.

HealthBridge Children's Rehabilitation Hospital
The HealthBridge Children's Rehabilitation Hospital is a hospital in Orange, California, United States.

Healthcare
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Healthcare (health care)
Systems whose goal is to maintain or improve human health.

Healthcare Acceptabilities
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.

Healthcare Acceptability
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.

Healthcare Benchmarking
Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.

Healthcare Coalition
Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.

Healthcare Coalitions
Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.

Healthcare Cost
The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.

Healthcare Costs
The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.

Healthcare Deliveries
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Healthcare Delivery
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Healthcare Economics and Organizations
The economic aspects of health care, its planning, and delivery. It includes government agencies and organizations in the private sector.

Healthcare Evaluation Mechanism
Methods and techniques used in evaluating the quality of health care, its planning, and delivery.

Healthcare Evaluation Mechanisms
Methods and techniques used in evaluating the quality of health care, its planning, and delivery.

Healthcare Facilities, Manpower, and Services
The services provided in the delivery of health care, associated facilities in health care, and attendant manpower required or available.

Healthcare Fraud
Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.

Healthcare Industries
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.

Healthcare Industry
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.

Healthcare Market
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.

Healthcare Markets
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.

Healthcare Patient Acceptance
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.

Healthcare Patient Acceptances
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.

Healthcare Power of Attorney
Declarations by patients, made in advance of a situation in which they may be incompetent to decide about their own care, stating their treatment preferences or authorizing a third party to make decisions for them. (Bioethics Thesaurus)

Healthcare Provider
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)

Healthcare Providers
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)

Healthcare Quality
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.

Healthcare Quality Assessment
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.

Healthcare Quality Assessments
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.

Healthcare Quality Assurance
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.

Healthcare Quality Assurances
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.

Healthcare Quality Indicator
Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.

Healthcare Quality Indicators
Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.

Healthcare Quality, Access, and Evaluation
The concept concerned with all aspects of the quality, accessibility, and appraisal of health care and health care delivery.

Healthcare Rationing
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.

Healthcare Rationings
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.

Healthcare Research
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)

Healthcare Sector
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.

Healthcare Sectors
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.

Healthcare Survey
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.

Healthcare Surveys
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.

Healthcare System
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Healthcare Systems
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Healthcare Team
Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.

Healthcare Teams
Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.

Healthcare Worker Patient Transmission
The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from health professional or health care worker to patients. It includes transmission via direct or indirect exposure to bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral agents.

Healthcare Worker-Patient Transmission
The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from health professional or health care worker to patients. It includes transmission via direct or indirect exposure to bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral agents.

Healthcare, Community
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.

Healthcare, Comprehensive
Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.

Healthcare, Primary
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)

Healthcares, Community
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.

HealthPark Medical Center
The HealthPark Medical Center is a hospital in Fort Myers, Florida, United States.

Healthplex Sports Club
The Healthplex Sports Club is a hospital in Springfield, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healths, Environmental
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.

Healthshare Group
Healthshare Group is a hospital in Petoskey, Michigan (USA).

Healthsouth
The Healthsouth is a hospital in Butler, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth Aquatic and Rehabilitation Center
The Healthsouth Aquatic and Rehabilitation Center is a hospital in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth at Country Meadows
The Healthsouth at Country Meadows is a hospital in York, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth Bakersfield Rehab Hospital
The Healthsouth Bakersfield Rehab Hospital is a hospital in Bakersfield, California, United States.

Healthsouth Diagnostic Center
The Healthsouth Diagnostic Center is a hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth Harmarville Rehabilitation
The Healthsouth Harmarville Rehabilitation is a hospital in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, United States.

HealthSouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital
HealthSouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital is a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA).

Healthsouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
The Healthsouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is a hospital in Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital
The Healthsouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital is a hospital in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth Rehabilation Hospital
The Healthsouth Rehabilation Hospital is a hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center
The Healthsouth Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center is a hospital in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Center
The Healthsouth Rehabilitation Center is a hospital in Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital
The Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital is a hospital in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Lafayette
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Lafayette is a hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana (USA).

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern Arizona
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern Arizona is a hospital in Tucson, Arizona (USA).

Healthsouth Spine and Rehabilitation Center
The Healthsouth Spine and Rehabilitation Center is a hospital in State College, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center
The Healthsouth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center is a hospital in Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth Surgery Center
The Healthsouth Surgery Center is a hospital in Mt Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation
The Healthsouth Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation is a hospital in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthsouth Work Perforamnce Center
The Healthsouth Work Perforamnce Center is a hospital in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthy Beginnings Plus
The Healthy Beginnings Plus is a hospital in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States.

Healthy volunteer
A healthy person who agrees to participate in a health research project for reasons other than medical and receives no direct health benefit from participating. See also human subject.



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Headaches, Unilateral
Pain in the cranial region that may occur as an isolated and benign symptom or as a manifestation of a wide variety of conditions including SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INFECTIONS; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; and other disorders. In general, recurrent headaches that are not associated with a primary disease process are referred to as HEADACHE DISORDERS (e.g., MIGRAINE).

Headaches, Throbbing
Pain in the cranial region that may occur as an isolated and benign symptom or as a manifestation of a wide variety of conditions including SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INFECTIONS; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; and other disorders. In general, recurrent headaches that are not associated with a primary disease process are referred to as HEADACHE DISORDERS (e.g., MIGRAINE).

Headaches, Tension-Type
A common condition characterized by recurrent occipital, temporal, or frontal pressure-like HEADACHE associated with nuchal discomfort. Mid-life onset and bilateral pain are features which tend to distinguish this condition from COMMON MIGRAINE. ANXIETY and DEPRESSION may aggravate this condition. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp182-3)

Headaches, Tension
A common condition characterized by recurrent occipital, temporal, or frontal pressure-like HEADACHE associated with nuchal discomfort. Mid-life onset and bilateral pain are features which tend to distinguish this condition from COMMON MIGRAINE. ANXIETY and DEPRESSION may aggravate this condition. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp182-3)

Headaches, Stress
A common condition characterized by recurrent occipital, temporal, or frontal pressure-like HEADACHE associated with nuchal discomfort. Mid-life onset and bilateral pain are features which tend to distinguish this condition from COMMON MIGRAINE. ANXIETY and DEPRESSION may aggravate this condition. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp182-3)

Health

Health Aide, Home
Persons who assist ill, elderly, or disabled persons in the home, carrying out personal care and housekeeping tasks. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms. 2d ed, p202)

Health Aide, Community
Persons trained to assist professional health personnel in communicating with residents in the community concerning needs and availability of health services.

Health Agency, Voluntary
Non-profit organizations concerned with various aspects of health, e.g., education, promotion, treatment, services, etc.

Health Agencies, Voluntary
Non-profit organizations concerned with various aspects of health, e.g., education, promotion, treatment, services, etc.

Healings, Wound
Restoration of integrity to traumatized tissue.

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