Hospital department responsible for the administration and management of services provided for obstetric and gynecologic patients.
A medical-surgical specialty concerned with management and care of women during pregnancy, parturition, and the puerperium.
A medical-surgical specialty concerned with the physiology and disorders primarily of the female genital tract, as well as female endocrinology and reproductive physiology.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Hospitals engaged in educational and research programs, as well as providing medical care to the patients.
Major administrative divisions of the hospital.
Surgery performed on the pregnant woman for conditions associated with pregnancy, labor, or the puerperium. It does not include surgery of the newborn infant.
Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of conditions related to pregnancy, labor, and the puerperium and of diseases of the female genitalia. It includes also demonstration of genital and pregnancy physiology.
Hospitals maintained by a university for the teaching of medical students, postgraduate training programs, and clinical research.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Large hospitals with a resident medical staff which provides continuous care to maternity, surgical and medical patients.
Pathological processes involving the female reproductive tract (GENITALIA, FEMALE).
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.
Programs of training in medicine and medical specialties offered by hospitals for graduates of medicine to meet the requirements established by accrediting authorities.
Surgery performed on the female genitalia.
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).
Hospitals located in metropolitan areas.
Excision of the uterus.
Tumor or cancer of the female reproductive tract (GENITALIA, FEMALE).
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in a hospital.
Special hospitals which provide care for ill children.
Economic aspects related to the management and operation of a hospital.
Tumors or cancer of the OVARY. These neoplasms can be benign or malignant. They are classified according to the tissue of origin, such as the surface EPITHELIUM, the stromal endocrine cells, and the totipotent GERM CELLS.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Tumors or cancer of ENDOMETRIUM, the mucous lining of the UTERUS. These neoplasms can be benign or malignant. Their classification and grading are based on the various cell types and the percent of undifferentiated cells.
Tumors or cancer of the UTERINE CERVIX.
The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.
Selection of a type of occupation or profession.
Government-controlled hospitals which represent the major health facility for a designated geographic area.
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.
An occupation limited in scope to a subsection of a broader field.
Hospitals which provide care for a single category of illness with facilities and staff directed toward a specific service.
Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Organized services in a hospital which provide medical care on an outpatient basis.
Women licensed to practice medicine.
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.
Delivery of the FETUS and PLACENTA under the care of an obstetrician or a health worker. Obstetric deliveries may involve physical, psychological, medical, or surgical interventions.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.
The confinement of a patient in a hospital.
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)
The obtaining and management of funds for hospital needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.
Individuals enrolled in a school of medicine or a formal educational program in medicine.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.
Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.
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.
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.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
The process of accepting patients. The concept includes patients accepted for medical and nursing care in a hospital or other health care institution.
Extraction of the FETUS by means of abdominal HYSTEROTOMY.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.
Insurance against loss resulting from liability for injury or damage to the persons or property of others.
Those areas of the hospital organization not considered departments which provide specialized patient care. They include various hospital special care wards.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
Conditions or pathological processes associated with pregnancy. They can occur during or after pregnancy, and range from minor discomforts to serious diseases that require medical interventions. They include diseases in pregnant females, and pregnancies in females with diseases.
Special hospitals which provide care to the mentally ill patient.
Compilations of data on hospital activities and programs; excludes patient medical records.
A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.
A specialty in which manual or operative procedures are used in the treatment of disease, injuries, or deformities.
An adenocarcinoma characterized by the presence of cells resembling the glandular cells of the ENDOMETRIUM. It is a common histological type of ovarian CARCINOMA and ENDOMETRIAL CARCINOMA. There is a high frequency of co-occurrence of this form of adenocarcinoma in both tissues.
Hospital department which administers all departmental functions and the provision of surgical diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Professional medical personnel approved to provide care to patients in a hospital.
The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
Hospital department which is responsible for the administration and provision of x-ray diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Any materials used in providing care specifically in the hospital.
Educational programs for medical graduates entering a specialty. They include formal specialty training as well as academic work in the clinical and basic medical sciences, and may lead to board certification or an advanced medical degree.
Bleeding from blood vessels in the UTERUS, sometimes manifested as vaginal bleeding.
The administrative process of discharging the patient, alive or dead, from hospitals or other health facilities.
The art and science of studying, performing research on, preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease, as well as the maintenance of health.
Use for general articles concerning medical education.
Medical problems associated with OBSTETRIC LABOR, such as BREECH PRESENTATION; PREMATURE OBSTETRIC LABOR; HEMORRHAGE; or others. These complications can affect the well-being of the mother, the FETUS, or both.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.
A course of study offered by an educational institution.
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Methods which attempt to express in replicable terms the extent of the neoplasm in the patient.
Undergraduate education programs for second- , third- , and fourth-year students in health sciences in which the students receive clinical training and experience in teaching hospitals or affiliated health centers.
A procedure in which a laparoscope (LAPAROSCOPES) is inserted through a small incision near the navel to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. If appropriate, biopsy or surgery can be performed during laparoscopy.
Results of conception and ensuing pregnancy, including LIVE BIRTH; STILLBIRTH; SPONTANEOUS ABORTION; INDUCED ABORTION. The outcome may follow natural or artificial insemination or any of the various ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES, such as EMBRYO TRANSFER or FERTILIZATION IN VITRO.
A subspecialty of Pediatrics concerned with the newborn infant.
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.