Government-controlled hospitals which represent the major health facility for a designated geographic area.
Large hospitals with a resident medical staff which provides continuous care to maternity, surgical and medical patients.
Hospitals engaged in educational and research programs, as well as providing medical care to the patients.
Hospitals maintained by a university for the teaching of medical students, postgraduate training programs, and clinical research.
The expenses incurred by a hospital in providing care. The hospital costs attributed to a particular patient care episode include the direct costs plus an appropriate proportion of the overhead for administration, personnel, building maintenance, equipment, etc. Hospital costs are one of the factors which determine HOSPITAL CHARGES (the price the hospital sets for its services).
Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in a hospital.
Hospitals located in metropolitan areas.
Economic aspects related to the management and operation of a hospital.
Special hospitals which provide care for ill children.
Hospitals which provide care for a single category of illness with facilities and staff directed toward a specific service.
The number of beds which a hospital has been designed and constructed to contain. It may also refer to the number of beds set up and staffed for use.
A class of hospitals that includes profit or not-for-profit hospitals that are controlled by a legal entity other than a government agency. (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed)
Major administrative divisions of the hospital.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
The obtaining and management of funds for hospital needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.
The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.
Areawide planning for hospitals or planning of a particular hospital unit on the basis of projected consumer need. This does not include hospital design and construction or architectural plans.
The confinement of a patient in a hospital.
The prices a hospital sets for its services. HOSPITAL COSTS (the direct and indirect expenses incurred by the hospital in providing the services) are one factor in the determination of hospital charges. Other factors may include, for example, profits, competition, and the necessity of recouping the costs of uncompensated care.
Special hospitals which provide care to the mentally ill patient.
Those areas of the hospital organization not considered departments which provide specialized patient care. They include various hospital special care wards.
Compilations of data on hospital activities and programs; excludes patient medical records.
A federal area located between Maryland and Virginia on the Potomac river; it is coextensive with Washington, D.C., which is the capital of the United States.
Hospital department which administers all departmental functions and the provision of surgical diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Organized services in a hospital which provide medical care on an outpatient basis.
The process of accepting patients. The concept includes patients accepted for medical and nursing care in a hospital or other health care institution.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Any materials used in providing care specifically in the hospital.