Compensatory plans designed to motivate physicians in relation to patient referral, physician recruitment, and efficient use of the health facility.
Programs designed by management to motivate employees to work more efficiently with increased productivity, and greater employee satisfaction.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
A scheme which provides reimbursement for the health services rendered, generally by an institution, and which provides added financial rewards if certain conditions are met. Such a scheme is intended to promote and reward increased efficiency and cost containment, with better care, or at least without adverse effect on the quality of the care rendered.
The remuneration paid or benefits granted to an employee.
Individuals referred to for expert or professional advice or services.
Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.
Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli.
The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.
An object or a situation that can serve to reinforce a response, to satisfy a motive, or to afford pleasure.
A republic in central Africa, bordering the Bay of Biafra, CAMEROON is to the north and GABON to the south. Its capital is Malabo.
A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.
Naturally occurring complex liquid hydrocarbons which, after distillation, yield combustible fuels, petrochemicals, and lubricants.
A republic in western Africa, south of SENEGAL and MALI, east of GUINEA-BISSAU. Its capital is Conakry.
The industry concerned with the removal of raw materials from the Earth's crust and with their conversion into refined products.
A common name used for the genus Cavia. The most common species is Cavia porcellus which is the domesticated guinea pig used for pets and biomedical research.
The application of smoke, vapor, or gas for the purpose of disinfecting or destroying pests or microorganisms.
A pteridinetriamine compound that inhibits SODIUM reabsorption through SODIUM CHANNELS in renal EPITHELIAL CELLS.
A province of Canada lying between the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec. Its capital is Toronto. It takes its name from Lake Ontario which is said to represent the Iroquois oniatariio, beautiful lake. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p892 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)
A cardiotonic glycoside obtained mainly from Digitalis lanata; it consists of three sugars and the aglycone DIGOXIGENIN. Digoxin has positive inotropic and negative chronotropic activity. It is used to control ventricular rate in ATRIAL FIBRILLATION and in the management of congestive heart failure with atrial fibrillation. Its use in congestive heart failure and sinus rhythm is less certain. The margin between toxic and therapeutic doses is small. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p666)
The use of COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS to store and transmit medical PRESCRIPTIONS.
Agents that promote the excretion of urine through their effects on kidney function.
The action of a drug that may affect the activity, metabolism, or toxicity of another drug.
An antidiabetic sulfonylurea derivative with actions similar to those of chlorpropamide.
Graphic representations, especially of the face, of real persons, usually posed, living or dead. (From Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II, p540, 1995)
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.
The motion of air currents.
Copies of a work or document distributed to the public by sale, rental, lease, or lending. (From ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983, p181)
Activities performed by humans.
Insurance providing for payment of a stipulated sum to a designated beneficiary upon death of the insured.
Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.
The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.
Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.
Specialized hospital facilities which provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for trauma patients.