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25 Cards in this Set

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Adult Day Care
Complements the informal care provided at home by family members with professional services available in adult day-care centers during the normal workday
Alternative Medicine
The broad domain of all health care resources other than those intrinsic to biomedicine to which people have resource. They are usually regarded as nontraditional
Ambulatory Care
Outpatient services. Strictly speaking, ambulatory care constitutes diagnostic and therapeutic service and treatments provided to the "walking" ambulatory patient
Case Management
Management that provides coordination and referral among a variety of health care services
Categorical Programs
Programs specifically designed to address certain categories of disease or to serve specific categories of persons
Community-oriented Primary Care
Care that incorporates the elements of good primary care delivery and adds a population-based approach to identifying and addressing community ealth problems
Durable Medical Equipment
Medical Supplies and equipment, duch as ostomy supplies, ospital beds, oxygen tanks, walkers and wheelchairs
Emergent Conditions
Conditions that are critical and require immediate medical attention; time delay is harmful to patient; and the disorder is acute potentially life threatening to life or function
Free Clinic
A general ambulatory care center serving primarily the poor, the homeless and the uninsured. Services are provided at no charge or at a very nominal chare. They are not directly supported or operated by a government agency or health department. Services delivered mainly by trained volunteer staff
Patients who do not visit specialists are not admitted to a hospital being referred by thheir primary care physicians
Home Health Care
Services brought to patients in their homes
A cluster comprehensive services for the terminally ill with a life expectancy of six months or less
Complications induced in the patient by the process of health care, usually by a physician's activity, manner or therapy
Medically underserved
A dearth of primary care providers and delivery settings as well as poor health indicators for the populace
Nonsurgent Conditions
Conditions that do not require the resources of an emerency service and disorder is nonacute or minor in severity
Outpatient services
Any health care services that are not provided on the basis of an overnight stay in which room and board costs are incurred
Pain and symptom management
Primary health care
Essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound, and socially acceptable methods and technology made universally acceptable to individuals and families in the community.
Secondary care
Short-term care, involving sporadic consultation from a specialist to provide expert opinion and/or surgical or other advanced interventions that primary care physicians are not equipped to perform.
ambulatory surgery centers independent of hospitals
Telephone triage
Telephone access bringing expert opinion and advice to the patient, especially during the hours when physicians’offices are generally closed
Tertiary care
The most complex level of care, needed for conditions that are relatively uncommon. It is institution-based, highly specialized, and technology-driven
Urgent care centers
Centers that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and accept patients with no appointments.
Urgent conditions
Conditions that require medical attention within a few hours; a longer delay presents possible danger to the patient; and the disorder is acute but not severe enough to be life-threatening.
Walk-in clinics
Clinics that provide ambulatory services ranging from basic primary care to urgent care, but they are generally used on a non-routine, episodic basis