Health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians. They deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in rural and urban settings. Duties may include physical exams, diagnosis and treatment of disease, interpretation of tests, assist in surgery, and prescribe medications. (from http://www.aapa.orglabout-pas accessed 2114/2011)
Nurses who are specially trained to assume an expanded role in providing medical care under the supervision of a physician.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
Professional nurses who have received postgraduate training in midwifery.
Persons academically trained to provide medical care, under the supervision of a physician, to infants and children.
The geographic area of the northwestern region of the United States. The states usually included in this region are Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
To entrust to the care or management of another, to transfer or to assign tasks within an organizational or administrative unit or structure
A geographic location which has insufficient health resources (manpower and/or facilities) to meet the medical needs of the resident population.
Individuals who assist the dentist or the dental hygienist.
Those physicians who have completed the education requirements specified by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Books in the field of medicine intended primarily for consultation.
The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.
Aspiration of the contents of the uterus with a vacuum curette.
Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.
The professional practice of primary eye and vision care that includes the measurement of visual refractive power and the correction of visual defects with lenses or glasses.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
The art and science of studying, performing research on, preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease, as well as the maintenance of health.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Analysis of word concepts by the association of polar adjectives, e.g., good-bad, with the concept, father. The adjectives are usually scaled in 7 steps. The subject's placement of the concept on the adjectival scale indicates the connotative meaning of the concept.
Premature loss of PREGNANCY in which not all the products of CONCEPTION have been expelled.
Providers of initial care for patients. These PHYSICIANS refer patients when appropriate for secondary or specialist care.
Allied health personnel who assist the professional nurse in routine duties.
The remuneration paid or benefits granted to an employee.
The expected function of a member of a particular profession.
An examination, review and verification of all financial accounts.
An occupation limited in scope to a subsection of a broader field.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
The expected function of a member of the medical profession.
The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.
The legal authority or formal permission from authorities to carry on certain activities which by law or regulation require such permission. It may be applied to licensure of institutions as well as individuals.
A type of MICROCOMPUTER, sometimes called a personal digital assistant, that is very small and portable and fitting in a hand. They are convenient to use in clinical and other field situations for quick data management. They usually require docking with MICROCOMPUTERS for updates.
The MUSCLES, bones (BONE AND BONES), and CARTILAGE of the body.
Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.
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.
The selection, appointing, and scheduling of personnel.
A specialty in which manual or operative procedures are used in the treatment of disease, injuries, or deformities.
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.
Personal satisfaction relative to the work situation.
Hospital department which administers all departmental functions and the provision of surgical diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Persons academically trained to care for patients with eye diseases or structural defects of the eye, under the supervision of an ophthalmologist.
Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
Selection of a type of occupation or profession.
Women licensed to practice medicine.
Professionals qualified by graduation from an accredited school of nursing and by passage of a national licensing examination to practice nursing. They provide services to patients requiring assistance in recovering or maintaining their physical or mental health.
The expected function of a member of the nursing profession.