The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.
Agencies of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT of the United States.
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.
The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
The complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.
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.
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.
The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.
Smallest political subdivisions within a country at which general governmental functions are carried-out.
Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.
Programs and activities sponsored or administered by local, state, or national governments.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.
That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Fixed sums paid regularly to individuals.
The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.
Infection involving the tissues or organs in the PELVIS.
Reductions in all or any portion of the costs of providing goods or services. Savings may be incurred by the provider or the consumer.
A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.
Any waste product generated by a dental office, surgery, clinic, or laboratory including amalgams, saliva, and rinse water.
Contamination of the air, bodies of water, or land with substances that are harmful to human health and the environment.
Organized groups serving in advisory capacities related to health planning activities.
Organized efforts to insure obedience to the laws of a community.