Health services, public or private, in suburban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
The status of health in suburban populations.
The inhabitants of peripheral or adjacent areas of a city or town.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
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.
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
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)
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
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.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
The field of medicine concerned with physical fitness and the diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained in exercise and sports activities.
Hospitals maintained by a university for the teaching of medical students, postgraduate training programs, and clinical research.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
An island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence constituting a province of Canada in the eastern part of the country. It is very irregular in shape with many deep inlets. Its capital is Charlottetown. Discovered by the French in 1534 and originally named Ile Saint-Jean, it was renamed in 1799 in honor of Prince Edward, fourth son of George III and future father of Queen Victoria. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p981 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p433)
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 morning glory family of flowering plants, of the order Solanales, which includes about 50 genera and at least 1,400 species. Leaves are alternate and flowers are funnel-shaped. Most are twining and erect herbs, with a few woody vines, trees, and shrubs.
A measure of inpatient health facility use based upon the average number or proportion of beds occupied for a given period of time.
Surgery performed on an outpatient basis. It may be hospital-based or performed in an office or surgicenter.
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.
Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the child.
A shaker subfamily that is prominently expressed in NEURONS and are necessary for high-frequency, repetitive firing of ACTION POTENTIALS.
A republic in the north of South America, east of VENEZUELA and west of SURINAME. Its capital is Georgetown.
Organized services to provide immediate psychiatric care to patients with acute psychological disturbances.
First aid or other immediate intervention for accidents or medical conditions requiring immediate care and treatment before definitive medical and surgical management can be procured.
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.
A medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organ systems of adults.
Nurses who are specially trained to assume an expanded role in providing medical care under the supervision of a physician.
Physicians who are employed to work exclusively in hospital settings, primarily for managed care organizations. They are the attending or primary responsible physician for the patient during hospitalization.
The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
Personal satisfaction relative to the work situation.
A voluntary contract between two or more doctors who may or may not share responsibility for the care of patients, with proportional sharing of profits and losses.
A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.
The organization and operation of the business aspects of a physician's practice.
Individuals who receive patients in a medical office.
Any group of three or more full-time physicians organized in a legally recognized entity for the provision of health care services, sharing space, equipment, personnel and records for both patient care and business management, and who have a predetermined arrangement for the distribution of income.
The kind of action or activity proper to the judiciary, particularly its responsibility for decision making.
The process of discovering or asserting an objective or intrinsic relation between two objects or concepts; a faculty or power that enables a person to make judgments; the process of bringing to light and asserting the implicit meaning of a concept; a critical evaluation of a person or situation.