A method of payment for health services in which an individual or institutional provider is paid a fixed, per capita amount without regard to the actual number or nature of services provided to each patient.
Amounts charged to the patient as payer for medical services.
A listing of established professional service charges, for specified dental and medical procedures.
Any system which allows payors to share some of the financial risk associated with a particular patient population with providers. Providers agree to adhere to fixed fee schedules in exchange for an increase in their payor base and a chance to benefit from cost containment measures. Common risk-sharing methods are prospective payment schedules (PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM), capitation (CAPITATION FEES), diagnosis-related fees (DIAGNOSIS-RELATED GROUPS), and pre-negotiated fees.
Method of charging whereby a physician or other practitioner bills for each encounter or service rendered. In addition to physicians, other health care professionals are reimbursed via this mechanism. Fee-for-service plans contrast with salary, per capita, and prepayment systems, where the payment does not change with the number of services actually used or if none are used. (From Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
A medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organ systems of adults.
Programs of training in medicine and medical specialties offered by hospitals for graduates of medicine to meet the requirements established by accrediting authorities.
Professional practice as an employee or contractee of a health care institution.
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a medical school.
Medical complexes consisting of medical school, hospitals, clinics, libraries, administrative facilities, etc.
Selection of a type of occupation or profession.
Critical analyses of books or other monographic works.
Software used to locate data or information stored in machine-readable form locally or at a distance such as an INTERNET site.
Books containing photographs, prints, drawings, portraits, plates, diagrams, facsimiles, maps, tables, or other representations or systematic arrangement of data designed to elucidate or decorate its contents. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983, p114)
The transferring of patient care responsibility from one health-care professional to another.
Cholesterol which is contained in or bound to low density lipoproteins (LDL), including CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and free cholesterol.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
Theoretical models which propose methods of learning or teaching as a basis or adjunct to changes in attitude or behavior. These educational interventions are usually applied in the fields of health and patient education but are not restricted to patient care.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Geographic area in which a professional person practices; includes primarily physicians and dentists.
A province of western Canada, lying between the provinces of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Its capital is Edmonton. It was named in honor of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p26 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p12)
Strong desires to accomplish something. This usually pertains to greater values or high ideals.
A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.
Studies beyond the bachelor's degree at an institution having graduate programs for the purpose of preparing for entrance into a specific field, and obtaining a higher degree.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Agreements between two or more parties, especially those that are written and enforceable by law (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). It is sometimes used to characterize the nature of the professional-patient relationship.
A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.