Appointments and Schedules: The different methods of scheduling patient visits, appointment systems, individual or group appointments, waiting times, waiting lists for hospitals, walk-in clinics, etc.Preoperative Care: Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Neoplasms, Multiple Primary: Two or more abnormal growths of tissue occurring simultaneously and presumed to be of separate origin. The neoplasms may be histologically the same or different, and may be found in the same or different sites.Outpatient Clinics, Hospital: Organized services in a hospital which provide medical care on an outpatient basis.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Patient Compliance: Voluntary cooperation of the patient in following a prescribed regimen.World War I: Global conflict primarily fought on European continent, that occurred between 1914 and 1918.Receptors, Pituitary Hormone: Cell surface proteins that bind pituitary hormones with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes influencing the behavior of cells. Since many pituitary hormones are also released by neurons as neurotransmitters, these receptors are also found in the nervous system.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Practice Management, Medical: The organization and operation of the business aspects of a physician's practice.Referral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.Reminder Systems: Systems used to prompt or aid the memory. The systems can be computerized reminders, color coding, telephone calls, or devices such as letters and postcards.Treatment Refusal: Patient or client refusal of or resistance to medical, psychological, or psychiatric treatment. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)Family Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.EnglandTime Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Croton: A plant genus of the family EUPHORBIACEAE. The common name of dragon's blood is also used for DRACAENA and Daemonorops (ARECACEAE). Croton tiglium is the source of CROTON OIL.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Waiting Lists: Prospective patient listings for appointments or treatments.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Postoperative Period: The period following a surgical operation.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Rectal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the RECTUM.Nasal Septum: The partition separating the two NASAL CAVITIES in the midplane. It is formed by the SEPTAL NASAL CARTILAGE, parts of skull bones (ETHMOID BONE; VOMER), and membranous parts.Telephone: An instrument for reproducing sounds especially articulate speech at a distance. (Webster, 3rd ed)Wnt2 Protein: A proto-oncogene protein and member of the Wnt family of proteins. It is frequently up-regulated in human GASTRIC CANCER and is a tumor marker (BIOMARKERS, TUMOR) of gastric and COLORECTAL CANCER.Continuity of Patient Care: Health care provided on a continuing basis from the initial contact, following the patient through all phases of medical care.Ambulatory Care Facilities: Those facilities which administer health services to individuals who do not require hospitalization or institutionalization.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Ambulatory Care: Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Office Visits: Visits made by patients to health service providers' offices for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Shwartzman Phenomenon: Hemorrhagic necrosis that was first demonstrated in rabbits with a two-step reaction, an initial local (intradermal) or general (intravenous) injection of a priming endotoxin (ENDOTOXINS) followed by a second intravenous endotoxin injection (provoking agent) 24 h later. The acute inflammation damages the small blood vessels. The following intravascular coagulation leads to capillary and venous THROMBOSIS and NECROSIS. Shwartzman phenomenon can also occur in other species with a single injection of a provoking agent, and during infections or pregnancy. Its susceptibility depends on the status of IMMUNE SYSTEM, coagulation, FIBRINOLYSIS, and blood flow.Postoperative Care: The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Physician-Patient Relations: The interactions between physician and patient.Neoadjuvant Therapy: Preliminary cancer therapy (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone/endocrine therapy, immunotherapy, hyperthermia, etc.) that precedes a necessary second modality of treatment.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Venereology: A branch of medicine which deals with sexually transmitted disease.Great BritainState Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.Intraoperative Care: Patient care procedures performed during the operation that are ancillary to the actual surgery. It includes monitoring, fluid therapy, medication, transfusion, anesthesia, radiography, and laboratory tests.Reticulocyte Count: The number of RETICULOCYTES per unit volume of BLOOD. The values are expressed as a percentage of the ERYTHROCYTE COUNT or in the form of an index ("corrected reticulocyte index"), which attempts to account for the number of circulating erythrocytes.Office Management: Planning, organizing, and administering activities in an office.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Management Audit: Management review designed to evaluate efficiency and to identify areas in need of management improvement within the institution in order to ensure effectiveness in meeting organizational goals.LondonNeoplasm Staging: Methods which attempt to express in replicable terms the extent of the neoplasm in the patient.Chi-Square Distribution: A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.Anesthesia, Dental: A range of methods used to reduce pain and anxiety during dental procedures.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Dental Clinics: Facilities where dental care is provided to patients.Dental Pulp Test: Investigations conducted on the physical health of teeth involving use of a tool that transmits hot or cold electric currents on a tooth's surface that can determine problems with that tooth based on reactions to the currents.Intraoperative Period: The period during a surgical operation.Economics, Nursing: Economic aspects of the nursing profession.Medical Audit: A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome: A form of ventricular pre-excitation characterized by a short PR interval and a long QRS interval with a delta wave. In this syndrome, atrial impulses are abnormally conducted to the HEART VENTRICLES via an ACCESSORY CONDUCTING PATHWAY that is located between the wall of the right or left atria and the ventricles, also known as a BUNDLE OF KENT. The inherited form can be caused by mutation of PRKAG2 gene encoding a gamma-2 regulatory subunit of AMP-activated protein kinase.Combined Modality Therapy: The treatment of a disease or condition by several different means simultaneously or sequentially. Chemoimmunotherapy, RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY, chemoradiotherapy, cryochemotherapy, and SALVAGE THERAPY are seen most frequently, but their combinations with each other and surgery are also used.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Medical Staff Privileges: Those rights or activities which are specific to members of the institution's medical staff, including the right to admit private patients.Time Management: Planning and control of time to improve efficiency and effectiveness.Patient Selection: Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.Cardiac Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the heart.Encephalomyelitis, Acute Disseminated: An acute or subacute inflammatory process of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM characterized histologically by multiple foci of perivascular demyelination. Symptom onset usually occurs several days after an acute viral infection or immunization, but it may coincide with the onset of infection or rarely no antecedent event can be identified. Clinical manifestations include CONFUSION, somnolence, FEVER, nuchal rigidity, and involuntary movements. The illness may progress to COMA and eventually be fatal. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p921)Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Surgical Procedures, Operative: Operations carried out for the correction of deformities and defects, repair of injuries, and diagnosis and cure of certain diseases. (Taber, 18th ed.)Intraoperative Complications: Complications that affect patients during surgery. They may or may not be associated with the disease for which the surgery is done, or within the same surgical procedure.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Glycoconjugates: Carbohydrates covalently linked to a nonsugar moiety (lipids or proteins). The major glycoconjugates are glycoproteins, glycopeptides, peptidoglycans, glycolipids, and lipopolysaccharides. (From Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents, 2d ed; From Principles of Biochemistry, 2d ed)Eikenella: A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that occurs in the human mouth and intestine. Organisms of this genus can be opportunistic pathogens.Health Fairs: Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.Dental Anxiety: Abnormal fear or dread of visiting the dentist for preventive care or therapy and unwarranted anxiety over dental procedures.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Dermatology: A medical specialty concerned with the skin, its structure, functions, diseases, and treatment.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Outpatients: Persons who receive ambulatory care at an outpatient department or clinic without room and board being provided.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Male Urogenital Diseases: Pathological processes of the male URINARY TRACT and the reproductive system (GENITALIA, MALE).Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)United StatesPremedication: Preliminary administration of a drug preceding a diagnostic, therapeutic, or surgical procedure. The commonest types of premedication are antibiotics (ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS) and anti-anxiety agents. It does not include PREANESTHETIC MEDICATION.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Reoperation: A repeat operation for the same condition in the same patient due to disease progression or recurrence, or as followup to failed previous surgery.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Patient Participation: Patient involvement in the decision-making process in matters pertaining to health.Electronic Mail: Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.General Practice: Patient-based medical care provided across age and gender or specialty boundaries.Perioperative Care: Interventions to provide care prior to, during, and immediately after surgery.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Remote Consultation: Consultation via remote telecommunications, generally for the purpose of diagnosis or treatment of a patient at a site remote from the patient or primary physician.Adenocarcinoma: A malignant epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Cellular Phone: Analog or digital communications device in which the user has a wireless connection from a telephone to a nearby transmitter. It is termed cellular because the service area is divided into multiple "cells." As the user moves from one cell area to another, the call is transferred to the local transmitter.Coronary Artery Bypass: Surgical therapy of ischemic coronary artery disease achieved by grafting a section of saphenous vein, internal mammary artery, or other substitute between the aorta and the obstructed coronary artery distal to the obstructive lesion.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Orthopedics: A surgical specialty which utilizes medical, surgical, and physical methods to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures.Postal Service: The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Text Messaging: Communication between CELL PHONE users via the Short Message Service protocol which allows the interchange of short written messages.Female Urogenital Diseases: Pathological processes of the female URINARY TRACT and the reproductive system (GENITALIA, FEMALE).ScotlandCommunity Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Workload: The total amount of work to be performed by an individual, a department, or other group of workers in a period of time.Neurosurgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.Dental Records: Data collected during dental examination for the purpose of study, diagnosis, or treatment planning.Surgery, Computer-Assisted: Surgical procedures conducted with the aid of computers. This is most frequently used in orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery for implant placement and instrument guidance. Image-guided surgery interactively combines prior CT scans or MRI images with real-time video.Nursing Care: Care given to patients by nursing service personnel.Constitution and Bylaws: The fundamental principles and laws adopted by an organization for the regulation and governing of its affairs.Ophthalmology: A surgical specialty concerned with the structure and function of the eye and the medical and surgical treatment of its defects and diseases.Blood Loss, Surgical: Loss of blood during a surgical procedure.Social Problems: Situations affecting a significant number of people, that are believed to be sources of difficulty or threaten the stability of the community, and that require programs of amelioration.Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Communication: The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.Survival Rate: The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.Pain, Postoperative: Pain during the period after surgery.Comprehensive Dental Care: Providing for the full range of dental health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation of patients.Hepatectomy: Excision of all or part of the liver. (Dorland, 28th ed)Fetal Therapies: Prenatal interventions to correct fetal anomalies or treat FETAL DISEASES in utero. Fetal therapies include several major areas, such as open surgery; FETOSCOPY; pharmacological therapy; INTRAUTERINE TRANSFUSION; STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION; and GENETIC THERAPY.Medicine: The art and science of studying, performing research on, preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease, as well as the maintenance of health.Breast Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Prostatectomy: Complete or partial surgical removal of the prostate. Three primary approaches are commonly employed: suprapubic - removal through an incision above the pubis and through the urinary bladder; retropubic - as for suprapubic but without entering the urinary bladder; and transurethral (TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF PROSTATE).Digestive System Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the digestive system or its parts.Health Services Research: 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)Professional-Patient Relations: Interactions between health personnel and patients.Vascular Surgical Procedures: Operative procedures for the treatment of vascular disorders.Length of Stay: The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.Pancreaticoduodenectomy: The excision of the head of the pancreas and the encircling loop of the duodenum to which it is connected.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Mammography: Radiographic examination of the breast.Neoplasm Recurrence, Local: The local recurrence of a neoplasm following treatment. It arises from microscopic cells of the original neoplasm that have escaped therapeutic intervention and later become clinically visible at the original site.Polyketides: Natural compounds containing alternating carbonyl and methylene groups (beta-polyketones), bioenergenetically derived from repeated condensation of acetyl coenzyme A via malonyl coenzyme A, in a process similar to fatty acid synthesis.Sick Role: Set of expectations that exempt persons from responsibility for their illness and exempt them from usual responsibilities.Academic Medical Centers: Medical complexes consisting of medical school, hospitals, clinics, libraries, administrative facilities, etc.Hospitals, University: Hospitals maintained by a university for the teaching of medical students, postgraduate training programs, and clinical research.Dentist-Patient Relations: The psychological relations between the dentist and patient.Mandibular Nerve: A branch of the trigeminal (5th cranial) nerve. The mandibular nerve carries motor fibers to the muscles of mastication and sensory fibers to the teeth and gingivae, the face in the region of the mandible, and parts of the dura.Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee: Replacement of the knee joint.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Trismus: Spasmodic contraction of the masseter muscle resulting in forceful jaw closure. This may be seen with a variety of diseases, including TETANUS, as a complication of radiation therapy, trauma, or in association with neoplastic conditions.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Efficiency: Ratio of output to effort, or the ratio of effort produced to energy expended.Minors: A person who has not attained the age at which full civil rights are accorded.Patients: Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures.Statistics, Nonparametric: A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Gastroenterology: A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of the physiology and diseases of the digestive system and related structures (esophagus, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas).Recovery of Function: A partial or complete return to the normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part following disease or trauma.Radiotherapy, Adjuvant: Radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Diversion of the flow of blood from the entrance of the right atrium directly to the aorta (or femoral artery) via an oxygenator thus bypassing both the heart and lungs.Osteotomy: The surgical cutting of a bone. (Dorland, 28th ed)Northern IrelandEsophagectomy: Excision of part (partial) or all (total) of the esophagus. (Dorland, 28th ed)Lymphatic Metastasis: Transfer of a neoplasm from its primary site to lymph nodes or to distant parts of the body by way of the lymphatic system.Secondary Care: Specialized healthcare delivered as a follow-up or referral from a PRIMARY CARE provider.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Survival Analysis: A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.Motivation: 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.Personnel Selection: The process of choosing employees for specific types of employment. The concept includes recruitment.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Surgical Wound Infection: Infection occurring at the site of a surgical incision.Spinal Fusion: Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)Patient Care Planning: Usually a written medical and nursing care program designed for a particular patient.Monitoring, Intraoperative: The constant checking on the state or condition of a patient during the course of a surgical operation (e.g., checking of vital signs).Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Endosonography: Ultrasonography of internal organs using an ultrasound transducer sometimes mounted on a fiberoptic endoscope. In endosonography the transducer converts electronic signals into acoustic pulses or continuous waves and acts also as a receiver to detect reflected pulses from within the organ. An audiovisual-electronic interface converts the detected or processed echo signals, which pass through the electronics of the instrument, into a form that the technologist can evaluate. The procedure should not be confused with ENDOSCOPY which employs a special instrument called an endoscope. The "endo-" of endosonography refers to the examination of tissue within hollow organs, with reference to the usual ultrasonography procedure which is performed externally or transcutaneously.Anxiety: Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.Clinical Protocols: Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.Triage: The sorting out and classification of patients or casualties to determine priority of need and proper place of treatment.Hospital-Patient Relations: Interactions between hospital staff or administrators and patients. Includes guest relations programs designed to improve the image of the hospital and attract patients.Decompression, Surgical: A surgical operation for the relief of pressure in a body compartment or on a body part. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Esophageal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the ESOPHAGUS.Range of Motion, Articular: The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.Clinical Competence: The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.Physician's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.Medication Adherence: Voluntary cooperation of the patient in taking drugs or medicine as prescribed. This includes timing, dosage, and frequency.Hotlines: A direct communication system, usually telephone, established for instant contact. It is designed to provide special information and assistance through trained personnel and is used for counseling, referrals, and emergencies such as poisonings and threatened suicides.Scoliosis: An appreciable lateral deviation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. (Dorland, 27th ed)Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip: Replacement of the hip joint.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Pediatric Dentistry: The practice of dentistry concerned with the dental problems of children, proper maintenance, and treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.Counseling: The giving of advice and assistance to individuals with educational or personal problems.Chemotherapy, Adjuvant: Drug therapy given to augment or stimulate some other form of treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.Emergencies: Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.Kaplan-Meier Estimate: A nonparametric method of compiling LIFE TABLES or survival tables. It combines calculated probabilities of survival and estimates to allow for observations occurring beyond a measurement threshold, which are assumed to occur randomly. Time intervals are defined as ending each time an event occurs and are therefore unequal. (From Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1995)Process Assessment (Health Care): An evaluation procedure that focuses on how care is delivered, based on the premise that there are standards of performance for activities undertaken in delivering patient care, in which the specific actions taken, events occurring, and human interactions are compared with accepted standards.Specialization: An occupation limited in scope to a subsection of a broader field.Hospitals, General: Large hospitals with a resident medical staff which provides continuous care to maternity, surgical and medical patients.Interprofessional Relations: The reciprocal interaction of two or more professional individuals.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Visual Acuity: Clarity or sharpness of OCULAR VISION or the ability of the eye to see fine details. Visual acuity depends on the functions of RETINA, neuronal transmission, and the interpretative ability of the brain. Normal visual acuity is expressed as 20/20 indicating that one can see at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. Visual acuity can also be influenced by brightness, color, and contrast.Orthopedic Procedures: Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.Adolescent Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.Pneumonectomy: The excision of lung tissue including partial or total lung lobectomy.
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Preoperative Predictors of Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery by Deep Goel from pages 47-53 Deep Goel views on maintaining a ... "Appointment for Dr. Deep Goel (GI and Bariatric Surgery) - Cental Delhi". mocdoc.in. Retrieved 2017-10-10. "Dr Deep Goel". www. ... He was awarded the "Best Doctor Award" by Indian Medical Association and Heart Care Foundation of India. Deep Goel born in 1967 ... "Medical India Tourism" (PDF). "Appointment for Dr. Deep Goel (GI and Bariatric Surgery) - Cental Delhi". mocdoc.in. Retrieved ...
Nonetheless, care should be taken to use low power settings and avoid pulsed wave scanning of the fetal brain unless ... However, even where sonography is used routinely in obstetric appointments, its use for non-medical purposes such as fetal " ... preoperative planning, and postoperative surveillance of patients with thyroid cancer. Many other benign and malignant ... Point of care emergency ultrasound has many applications in emergency medicine. This includes differentiating cardiac causes of ...
He is the Research Director of Medical Associates for Research and Communication (MARC). He also holds appointments as Visiting ... "Where there are no emergency medical services-prehospital care for the injured in Mumbai, India". Prehospital and disaster ... "The impact of specific preoperative organ dysfunction in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement". The Annals of Thoracic ...
This preoperative photo of tooth #3, (A), reveals no clinically apparent decay other than a small spot within the central fossa ... Whaites E, Drage N (2013-06-20). Radiography and radiology for dental care professionals (3rd ed.). Oxford. ISBN 9780702045981 ... Legal Responsibility and Staff Appointments[edit]. With IRR17 and IRMER18, there are certain key roles and responsibilities ... External appointments are also a legal obligation to comply with the regulations, these are the Radiation Protection Advisor ...
Nonetheless, care should be taken to use low power settings and avoid pulsed wave scanning of the fetal brain unless ... Even where sonography is used routinely in obstetric appointments during pregnancy, authorities discourage its use for non- ... preoperative planning, and postoperative surveillance of patients with thyroid cancer. Many other benign and malignant ... To do otherwise would be to perform unnecessary health care to patients, which bring unwarranted costs and may lead to other ...
With modern medical care, the quality of life of patients has greatly improved. Three-dimensional ultrasound image of the fetal ... 1) 73-74 Kohl T, Kawecki A, Degenhardt J, Axt-Fliedner R. "Preoperative sonoanatomic examination of fetal spina bifida permits ... requiring separate appointments, and communicate among each other much less frequently. Healthcare professionals working with ... "How do health care providers diagnose spina bifida?". 2012-11-30. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May ...
Sports Medicine Pre-Operative Information The documents linked below contain pre-operative information that may be useful for ... Make an Appointment. 206-520-5000. 877-520-5000. Patient Care. In this Section. ...
Request an Appointment. *Refer a Patient. *Find Patient Care Locations. *Attend a Health Seminar ... Pre-Operative Mind-Body Program. Overview. Based on the book, Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster by Peggy Huddleston, this ... Traveling for Care?. Whether youre crossing the country or the globe, we make it easy to access world-class care at Johns ... Explore our state-of-the-art patient care facilities in the Sheikh Zayed Tower. ...
Request an Appointment. *Refer a Patient. *Find Patient Care Locations. *Attend a Health Seminar ... Pre-Operative Blood Vessel Mapping. At the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, our breast plastic and reconstructive surgeons plan ... Traveling for Care?. Whether youre crossing the country or the globe, we make it easy to access world-class care at Johns ... One of the advanced pre-operative techniques we use before microvascular flap surgery is 3-D CT angiography, which provides an ...
AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City ... Pre Operative Appointment. AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent ... Trusted Pre Operative Appointment Specialist serving Ellicott City, MD. Contact us at 410-480-9110 or visit us at 9396 ... At the preop appointment, you discuss your health history with your physician at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of ... It can also help determine the best preoperative and postoperative care plans. ...
What can I expect during my appointment at IMPACT?. During your appointment, a health care provider will:. *Take your medical ... Home > Facilities > Academic Primary Care > Academic Internal Medicine Partners > IMPACT Pre-operative Evaluation Center ... IMPACT Pre-operative Evaluation Center. Our Lawrenceville location has moved. We are now located in the 500 Building on the ... What should I bring to my appointment at the IMPACT Center?. *What if my medical condition is very complicated or I am not ...
From routine breast care to comprehensive breast cancer treatment, Porter Adventist Hospital offers a full-range of breast ... As a multidisciplinary breast clinic in Denver, Porter Adventist Hospital offers a wide range of breast care services. By ... health and screenings services focused on caring for a patients mind, body and spirit. We educate women about all of their ... utilizing state-of-the-art technology, along with compassionate care, you will receive the personalized experience you deserve. ...
... patients scheduled for surgery at UC San Diego Health may receive pre-operative pain consultations with our pain-care team. ... Patient Guide Billing & Insurance Financial Assistance Medical Records Appointments Quality International Patients ... Coordinate pre- and post-operative pain care with inpatient pain care specialists. ... Those who opt for this service will meet with our pain care team before admission to the hospital to develop a pain management ...
Appointments were scheduled within 1-5 days on average.. At the initial diabetes clinic visit, patients with uncontrolled ... Describe the most important changes you made to your process of care delivery.. After advertising the pilot of the new diabetes ... Preoperative Diabetes Optimization Program. Carlos E. Mendez, Njeri Wainaina, Rebekah J. Walker, William Montagne, Austin ... Preoperative Diabetes Optimization Program. Carlos E. Mendez, Njeri Wainaina, Rebekah J. Walker, William Montagne, Austin ...
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preoperative (before surgery) appointments. *postoperative (after surgery) follow-ups. Care in Your Community. In addition to ... Get detailed information about your preoperative appointment and what will happen in the operating room at the Nemours Cardiac ... Make an Appointment. (800) 416-4441. Insurance We Accept ». Information for Patients. Outpatient Services and Inpatient Units: ... Cardiac Intensive Care Unit: (302) 651-6644. General Inpatient Unit, 2B: (302) 651-6690 ...
Pre-operative appointment with your Surgeon. Finalize surgical plans.. *Pre-operative appointment with your Primary Care ... Obtain preoperative tests and medical clearance.. *Pre-operative telephone interview for preoperative Medical History. A nurse ... There are two options available for the Pre-operative Joint Replacement Class:. *Pre-operative Joint Replacement Class at ... Pre-operative Joint Class. Members of the Joint Team will give you information on how to prepare yourself and your home for ...
... is now offering preoperative physicals for patients with upcoming surgeries. The ... PRWEB) January 03, 2014 -- FastCare, a Miami Beach Urgent Care center, ... Open 365 days a year, with no required scheduled appointments, being seen by a physician is easier and quicker then ever! ... When a patient has a preoperative physical, the urgent care Miami staff ensures the patient is also mentally prepared for their ...
All surgical patients at Wake Forest Baptist Medical receive post-anesthesia care either in the outpatient holding/recovery ... Preoperative Assessment Clinic (PAC). Main Campus PAC 336-716-3245. PAC Appointment Scheduling 336-716-5897. Surgery Scheduling ... evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider. ... All surgical patients at Wake Forest Baptist Medical receive post-anesthesia care either in the outpatient holding/recovery ...
For an appointment, call 985-871-5665. The St. Tammany Parish Hospital pre-operative care unit is designed with patient ... Pre-operative Care. STPH Pre-Operative Evaluation Clinic has relocated to the Cordes Outpatient Pavilion.. Our New Address:. ... is easily accessible to our patients coming in for pre-operative testing. ...
Recommendations for Preoperative Care: 1) Patient must wash torso for 3 consecutive days prior to surgery with Hibiclens 4% ... Recommendations for Preoperative Care:. 1) Patient must wash torso for 3 consecutive days prior to surgery with Hibiclens 4% ...
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Provide patients with post-appointment instructions, follow-up care notes, and oral hygiene tips. ... Provided preoperative care, including applying topical anesthetics.. *Prepared fillings and materials for procedures. ... Work with patients to educate them on post-appointment care and treatment plans. ... This is a way to emphasize her commitment to patient care, which she mentions throughout her resume. Finally, she lists her ...
Find a detailed guide to appointments and your role from near or far. You can also learn about our telemedicine and training ... Find a detailed guide to appointments and your role from near or far. You can also learn about our telemedicine and training ... Stage 2 - Preoperative appointments *Neurosurgery - To review the procedure in detail, meet the neurosurgeon and physician ... The OHSU team is your partner in caring for patients with DBS stimulators after surgery. We pioneered the use of DBS in the ...
Stage 2 - Preoperative appointments *Neurosurgery - To review the procedure in detail, meet the neurosurgeon and physician ... The OHSU team is your partner in caring for patients with DBS stimulators after surgery. We pioneered the use of DBS in the ... Once preoperative appointments are completed, surgery for lead placement can be accomplished in approximately ten days to two ... Evaluation and preoperative appointments may be conducted via telemedicine, when appropriate or more convenient for the patient ...
Two patients had their surgeries cancelled after their preoperative clinic appointment. One procedure was cancelled because of ... The purpose of completing a durable power for health care or a living will is to let the doctors who take care of you and the ... A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Advance Care Planning Discussions during Preoperative Evaluations. Anesthesiology 7 2001, Vol ... Subjects were identi-fied from an anesthesia preoperative evaluation clinic (PREPARE) at Moffitt/Long Hospital, a tertiary care ...
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Follow-up care. Enema. If your child had an enema, he will stay overnight in the hospital because there is a small chance of ... If your child is in abdominal pain, call your doctor for an appointment as soon as possible. If your child cannot be seen soon ... Find tips to prepare for your preoperative visit if your child is having surgery with one of our pediatric general surgeons. ... If your child had surgery to treat intussusception, he will recover in the post-acute care unit for an hour or so, and then ...
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  • Preoperative evaluations are important for your overall care by allowing us to obtain complete and updated medical history information, thereby avoiding possible surgical delays or cancellation. (thequeen.org)
  • Although the urologic practitioner is not primarily responsible for many of the evaluations noted in this document, this white paper is intended to serve as a tool to coordinate care between the operative and supportive pre-operative medical teams. (auanet.org)
  • As national leaders in pediatric heart care, the pediatric heart surgeons at the Nemours Cardiac Center have the experience, skills and advanced technology required to provide swift diagnosis and repair in children of all ages with heart disease. (nemours.org)
  • In some cases, we may suggest you undergo further imaging studies or blood tests prior to meeting with one of our surgeons to ensure we can make the best recommendation for your care during your consultation. (columbiasurgery.org)
  • There was a need for increased awareness among the surgeons for the importance of preoperative marking and teaching. (lww.com)
  • This series is intended to highlight best practices and strategies from programs and clinics that have successfully improved the quality of care for people with diabetes or related conditions. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Increasingly, preoperative clinics are being used because they have been shown to decrease hospitalizations and same-day operating room cancellations. (asahq.org)
  • Sterling Medical provides service on behalf of governmental agencies, HMO's, multi-specialty clinics and private hospitals and health care facilities. (healthecareers.com)
  • ALL clinics are accepting new appointments for pets, rescues and community cats. (nnnlv.org)
  • Most concierge groups offer full primary care services within the four walls of their clinics. (virginiamason.org)
  • You have chosen to display providers employed by Fairview Medical Group, providing care at Fairview Clinics and hospitals. (fairview.org)
  • The specialized team of physicians at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City, Maryland, provide presurgical clearance exams to identify and minimize any health risks. (allcareofmd.com)
  • To learn more or to schedule an exam with one of the knowledgeable physicians at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Ellicott City, please call the office or use the online booking system. (allcareofmd.com)
  • ChoiceOne Urgent Care Centers in Hamilton Mill and Sugar Hill are OPEN for regular business hours today. (gwinnettmedicalcenter.org)
  • When a patient has a preoperative physical, the urgent care Miami staff ensures the patient is also mentally prepared for their operation. (prweb.com)
  • Since 2004, FastCare Urgent Care in Aventura has been serving local communities within the Miami area. (prweb.com)
  • FastCare Miami Urgent Care Center is the area's employer preferred medical facility for employee physicals, drug screenings, and treating workplace injuries. (prweb.com)
  • Should I go to Urgent Care or the Emergency Room to treat my medical problem? (nwh.org)
  • The practice also offers urgent care services. (dnainfo.com)
  • The St. Luke's Urgent Care on Clarkson Road is located 1/2 mile north of Manchester Road (and just south of the Clarkson/Clayton intersection). (stlukes-stl.com)
  • St. Luke's Urgent Care Centers provide walk-in diagnosis and treatment for minor medical emergencies, including flu-like symptoms, cuts, sprains, broken bones, rashes and other minor illnesses and injuries with no appointment necessary. (stlukes-stl.com)
  • Janice Colwell, RN, MS, CWOCN, FAAN has been working in the field of ostomy care nursing for over 40 years. (uchicagomedicine.org)
  • A current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) for the Health Care Provider by the American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), or the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). (healthecareers.com)
  • Anesthesiologists are physicians who have specialized training that allows them to provide pain control, pain relief and care for the general well-being of the patient in the operating room. (google.com)
  • When a new patient comes in for their appointment, they will be seen by one or more Pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Program physicians. (columbiasurgery.org)
  • In response to a petition filed by the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management ("AAHAM"), the Declaratory Ruling offers specific guidance on calls made by health care providers. (lexology.com)
  • The Royal Marsden School is a centre of educational excellence, offering courses in cancer care and practical training for all healthcare professionals. (royalmarsden.nhs.uk)
  • Rather, emphasizing "a process of communication that ensures that clinical care is shaped by patient preferences when the patient is unable to participate in decision-making" 10 or "advance care planning" should be the next route of improvement. (asahq.org)
  • From diagnosis, to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally-trusted care with the support of a globally-recognized network. (sahealth.com)