Community Health Services
Community Health Workers
Community Health Centers
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
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.
Mental Health Services
Organized services to provide mental health care.
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 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)
Community Health Planning
Delivery of Health Care
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
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.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
Rural Health Services
Community Mental Health Services
Child Health Services
Organized services to provide health care for children.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
Reproductive Health Services
Primary Health Care
Health Care Reform
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Health Care Surveys
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Maternal Health Services
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
Preventive Health Services
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
Quality of Health Care
Health Services, Indigenous
Health Services for the Aged
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.
Urban Health Services
Attitude to Health
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
Public Health Administration
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
Adolescent Health Services
Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.
National Health Programs
A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.
Health Services Administration
Occupational Health Services
Family Planning Services
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated
A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Women's Health Services
Home Care Services
Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.
The status of health in rural populations.
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.
Community Health Nursing
A branch of medicine concerned with the total health of the individual within the home environment and in the community, and with the application of comprehensive care to the prevention and treatment of illness in the entire community.
United States Public Health Service
Interviews as Topic
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
Attitude of Health Personnel
Health Status Disparities
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
Public Health Practice
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
The status of health in urban populations.
Community-Based Participatory Research
Quality Assurance, Health Care
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.
United States Indian Health Service
Health Care Rationing
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
Regional Health Planning
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Organizational Case Studies
Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.
Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
Catchment Area (Health)
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
Medically Underserved Area
A geographic location which has insufficient health resources (manpower and/or facilities) to meet the medical needs of the resident population.