Contracts between an insurer and a subscriber or a group of subscribers whereby a specified set of health benefits is provided in return for a periodic premium.
Delivery of health services via remote telecommunications. This includes interactive consultative and diagnostic services.
The heath plant family of the order Ericales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida that are generally shrubs or small trees. Leaves are alternate, simple, and leathery; flowers are symmetrical with a 4- or 5-parted corolla of partly fused petals.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Infestation of animals with parasitic worms of the helminth class. The infestation may be experimental or veterinary.
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Promotion and protection of the rights of patients, frequently through a legal process.
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.
Individuals enrolled in a school of medicine or a formal educational program in medicine.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
Hospitals located in a rural area.
A component of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that provides leadership related to the delivery of health services and the requirements for and distribution of health resources, including manpower training.
An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to substance abuse and mental health. It is commonly referred to by the acronym SAMHSA. On 1 October 1992, the United States Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) became SAMHSA.
The provision of expert assistance in developing health planning programs, plans as technical materials, etc., as requested by Health Systems Agencies or other health planning organizations.
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.
Rapid and extreme blood loss leading to HEMORRHAGIC SHOCK.
The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.
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.
Groups set up to advise governmental bodies, societies, or other institutions on policy. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Organizations established by endowments with provision for future maintenance.
A geographical area of the United States with no definite boundaries but comprising northeastern Alabama, northwestern Georgia, northwestern South Carolina, western North Carolina, eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, western Virginia, West Virginia, western Maryland, southwestern Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, and southern New York.
A geographic location which has insufficient health resources (manpower and/or facilities) to meet the medical needs of the resident population.
Those facilities which administer health services to individuals who do not require hospitalization or institutionalization.
A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to VETERANS. It was established March 15, 1989 as a Cabinet-level position.
Former members of the armed services.
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.
Organic chemistry methodology that mimics the modular nature of various biosynthetic processes. It uses highly reliable and selective reactions designed to "click" i.e., rapidly join small modular units together in high yield, without offensive byproducts. In combination with COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES, it is used for the synthesis of new compounds and combinatorial libraries.