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AHCPR
a federal agency established to research the quality of health care delivery
alternative therapies
methods of treatment that are used in place of biomedical therapies
assisted living facilities
a place where individuals who can basically care for themselves can rent apartments and receive some basic medical care (ex: medication assistance)
CDC
a division of the USDHHS - concerned with the causes, spread, and control of diseases
clinics
a health care facility found in many types of health care - may be private or public - some examples: surgical clinics, rehabilitation clinics
complementary care
methods of treatment that are used in conjunction with conventional types of medicine
cost containment
a method or means of trying to control the rising cost of health care
dental offices
an office that provides dental services or care and treatment of the mouth and teeth
DRGs
a "trend" in health care - groups of diagnoses admitted to a hospital and classified in one payment group
genetic counseling centers
a agency that provides information to couples planning to start a family - they perform certain testing that may identify genetic abnormalities