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1A - HC System terms

Winger List 1A - HC system terms

A - Health care system termsA - Healthcare system meanings
clinic medical facility run by several specialists working in cooperation, devoted to diagnosis and care of outpatients
emergency care services public or private paramedics providing ambulance services and care "in the field" for accidents or sudden illness, pre-hospital, or between care facilities
hospital facility providing a wide range of diagnostic, medical, surgical, and emergency services to inpatients and outpatients
hospice agency providing care in any setting with paliative care for terminally ill with six months or less life expectancy
laboratory performs scientific research, diagnostic testing, and development of drugs, chemicals and prosthetic devices
long-term care residential facility for physically disabled and elderly requiring constant personal and nursing care
managed care arrangement with an insurance organization mediating payments between patient and pysician to reduce costs
Medicaid medical assistance program for welfare recipients, disabled, blind and elderly
Medicare medical assistance program providing hospital care for elderly and disabled
public health department oversees health care agency licensing, provides nurses, educates on community health issues
rehabilitation center provides care, therapy, and education for patients disabled by sickness or injury with goal of regaining as much of their original abilities and independence as possible
senior day care provides care, rehabilitation and activities for elderly who require care when their family is away during the day.
specialty hospital provides care for specific illnesses, or specific groups of people
state university medical center provides training for health workers, gives medical care, and conducts medical research
CBRF community based residential facility
CDC Centers for Disease Control
DRG diagnostic-related groupings
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HHC home health care
NIH National Institutes of Health
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PPO Preferred Provider Organization
WHO World Health Organization
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