Lists of persons or organizations, systematically arranged, usually in alphabetic or classed order, giving address, affiliations, etc., for individuals, and giving address, officers, functions, and similar data for organizations. (ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
A housing and community arrangement that maximizes independence and self-determination.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
Directory signs or listings of designated areas within or without a facility.
The means of moving persons, animals, goods, or materials from one place to another.
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia.
Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.
The state of society as it exists or in flux. While it usually refers to society as a whole in a specified geographical or political region, it is applicable also to restricted strata of a society.
The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.
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.
Territory in north central Australia, between the states of Queensland and Western Australia. Its capital is Darwin.
Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.
The ability to generate new ideas or images.
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)
A medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organ systems of adults.
The state of being retired from one's position or occupation.
An imagined sequence of events or mental images, e.g., daydreams.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.