Management control systems for structuring health care delivery strategies around case types, as in DRGs, or specific clinical services.
The white liquid secreted by the mammary glands. It contains proteins, sugar, lipids, vitamins, and minerals.
Domesticated bovine animals of the genus Bos, usually kept on a farm or ranch and used for the production of meat or dairy products or for heavy labor.
Raw and processed or manufactured milk and milk-derived products. These are usually from cows (bovine) but are also from goats, sheep, reindeer, and water buffalo.
Three individuals derived from three FETUSES that were fertilized at or about the same time, developed in the UTERUS simultaneously, and born to the same mother.
The terms, expressions, designations, or symbols used in a particular science, discipline, or specialized subject area.
A republic in western Africa, north of NIGERIA and west of CHAD. Its capital is Niamey.
Disposal, processing, controlling, recycling, and reusing the solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes of plants, animals, humans, and other organisms. It includes control within a closed ecological system to maintain a habitable environment.
The discarding or destroying of garbage, sewage, or other waste matter or its transformation into something useful or innocuous.
Contaminated water generated as a waste product of human activity.
The discarding or destroying of liquid waste products or their transformation into something useful or innocuous.
A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.
Management, removal, and elimination of biologic, infectious, pathologic, and dental waste. The concept includes blood, mucus, tissue removed at surgery or autopsy, soiled surgical dressings, and other materials requiring special control and handling. Disposal may take place where the waste is generated or elsewhere.
Refuse liquid or waste matter carried off by sewers.
The process of minimizing risk to an organization by developing systems to identify and analyze potential hazards to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences, and by attempting to handle events and incidents which do occur in such a manner that their effect and cost are minimized. Effective risk management has its greatest benefits in application to insurance in order to avert or minimize financial liability. (From Slee & Slee: Health care terms, 2d ed)
Status not subject to taxation; as the income of a philanthropic organization. Tax-exempt organizations may also qualify to receive tax-deductible donations if they are considered to be nonprofit corporations under Section 501(c)3 of the United States Internal Revenue Code.
Tax on the net income of an individual, organization, or business.
Accounting procedures for determining credit status and methods of obtaining payment.
A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.
The obtaining and management of funds for institutional needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.
Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.
Group behavior toward others by virtue of their group membership.
The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.
An order of pelagic, shrimplike CRUSTACEA. Many consume ZOOPLANKTON and a few are predacious. Many antarctic species, such as Euphausia superba, constitute the chief food of other animals.
Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.
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.
The complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.
The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the application of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine.