Chapter 2 Health care industry

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  1. ACCREDITATION
    THE PROCESS THROUGH WHICH AN ORGANIZATION IS RECOGNIZED FOR ADHERENCE TO A GROUP OF STANDARDS THAT MEET OR EXCEED EXPECTATIONS OF THE ACCREDITING AGENCY
  2. ADVENT
    A COMING INTO BEING OR USE
  3. ALLOPATHIC
    • A WORD USED TO CONTRAST HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE WITH MAINSTREAM MEDICINE;
    • DESCRIBES MEDICINE SUPPOSEDLY CHARACTERIZED BY AN EFFORT TO COUNTERACT THE SYMPTONS OF A DISIESE BY ADMINISTRATION OF TRREATMENTS THAT PRODUCE EFFECTS THAT ARE OPPOSITE TO THE SYMPTONS
  4. ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
    A VARIETY OF THERAPUTIC OR PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE PRACTICES THAT ARE ALTERNATIVES TO MAINSTREAM MEDICINE, SUCH AS CHIROPRACTIC, HOMEOPATHY, NATUROPATHY, AND HERBAL MEDICINE
  5. AMBULATORY
    ABLE TO WALK ABOUT AND NOT BE BEDRIDDEN
  6. AMENITIES
    THINGS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO COMFORT, ENJOYMENT,OR CONVIENCE
  7. CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS
    IREGULAR HEARTBEATS RESULTING FROM A MALFUNCTION OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM OF THE HEART
  8. CASE MANAGEMENT
    THE PROCESS OF ASSESING AND PLANNING PATIENT CARE, INCLUDING REFERREL AND FOLLOW-UP, TO ENSURRE CONTINUITY OF CARE AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT
  9. CHIROPRACTIC
    AMEDICAL DISIPLINE THAT FOCUSES ON THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND INVOLVES MANUAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN TO AFFECT THE NERVOUS SYSTEM TO TREAT VARIOUS DISORDERS AND TO PROMOTE PATIENT WELLNESS
  10. CITED
    QUOTED BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, AUTHORITY, OR PROOF OR MENTIONED FORMALL IN COMMENDATION OR PRAISE
  11. CONTAMINATION
    A PROCESS WHICH SOMETHING IS MADE IMPURE UNCLEAN, OR UNFIT FOR USE BY THE INDRODUCTION OF UNWHOLESOME OR UNDISIRABLE ELEMENTS
  12. CREDENTIALING
    • THE ACT OF EXTENDING PROFESSIONAL OR MEDICAL PRIVILAGES TO AN INDIVIDUAL;
    • THE PROCESS OF VERIFYING AND EVALUATING THAT PERSON'S CREDENTIALS
  13. DISSECTION
    SEPERATION INTO PIECES AND EXPOSURE OF PARTS FOR SCIENTIFIC EXAMINATION
  14. ENCOUNTER
    • ANY CONTACT BETWEEN A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER AND A PATIENT THAT RESULTS IN TREATMENTOR EVALUATION OF THE PATIENT'S CONDITION;
    • NOT LIMITED TO IN-PERSON COMPOUND
  15. FERMENTATION
    A ENZYMATICALLY CONTROLLED TRANSFORMATION OF AN ORGANIC COMPOUD
  16. HOLISTIC
    RELATED TO OR CONERNED WITH ALL OF THE SYSTEMS OF THE BODY, RAHTER THAN BREAKING IT DOWN INTO PARTS
  17. HOMEOPATHY
    • A TYPE OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE THAT ATTEMPTS TO STIMULATE THE BODY TO RECOVER ITSELF;
    • A SYSTEM OF THERAPY BASED ON THE CONCEPT THAT DISEASE CAN BE TREATED WITH MINUTE DOSES OF DRUGS THOUGHT CAPABLE OF PRODUCING THE SAME SYMPTONS IN HEALTHY PEOPLE AS THE DISEASE ITSELF
  18. HOSPICE
    A CONCEPT OF CARE THAT INVOVES HEALTH PROFFESSIONALS AND VOLUNTEERS WHO PROVIDE MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGIC, AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT TO TEMINALLY ILL PATIENTS AND THEIR LOVED ONES
  19. INDICATORS
    AN IMPORTANT POINT OR GROUP OF STATISTIC VALUES THAT, WHEN EVALUATED, INDICATE THE QUALITY OF CAR PROVIDED IN A HEALTH CARE FACILITY
  20. INDICTED
    CHARGED WITH A CRIME BY FINDING OR PUNISHMENT OF A JURY ACCORDING TO DUE PROCESS OF LAW
  21. INDIGENT
    TOTALLY LACKING IN SOMETHING OF NEED
  22. INNATE
    EXISTING IN, BELONGING TO. OR DETERMINED BY FACTORS PRESENT IN AN INDIVIDUAL SINCE BIRTH
  23. INNOCUOUS
    • HAVING NO EFFECT, ADVERSE OR OTHERWISE;
    • HARMLESS
  24. MYSTICISM
    THE EXPERIENCE OF SEEMING TO HAVE DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH GOD OR ULTIMATE REALITY
  25. NATUROPATHY
    • A ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE IN WHICH HOLISTIC METHODS ARE USED AS WELL AS HERBS AND NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS, WITH THE BELIEF THAT THE BODY WILL HEAL ITSELF;
    • NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS CAN CURRENTLY BE LICENSED IN 15 STATES, PUERTO RICO, AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
  26. OSTEOPATHIC
    A TYPE OF MEDICINE BASED ON THE THEORY THAT DISTURBANCE IN THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AFFECT OTHER BODILY PARTS, CAUSING MANY DISORDERS THAT CAN BE CORRECTED BY VARIOUS MANIPULATIVE TECHNIQUES IN CONJUNCTON WITH CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL, SURGICAL,PHARMACOLIGIC, AND OTHER THERAPUTIC PROCEDURES
  27. PANDEMIC
    A CONDITION IN WHICH THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE IN A COUNTRY, A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES, OR A GEOGRAPHIC AREA AFFECTED
  28. PEER REVIEW ORGANIZATION
    A GROUP OF MEDICAL REVIEWERS CONTRACTED BY THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES TO ENSURE QUALITY CONTROL AND MEDICAL NECESSITY OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY FACILITY
  29. PHILANTHROPIST
    A INDIVIDUAL WHO MAKES AN ACTIVE EFFORT TO PROMOTE HUMAN WELLFARE
  30. PUTREFACTION
    DECOMPOSITION OF ANIMAL MATTER THAT RESULTS IN A FOUL SMELL
  31. ROBOTICS
    TECHNOLOGY DEALING WITH THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND OPERATION OF ROBOTS IN AUTOMATION.
  32. STAFF PRIVILAGES
    ALLOWANCE OF A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL TO PRACTICE WITHIN A SPECIFIC FACILIY
  33. STANDARDS
    ITEM INDICATOR USED AS A MEASURE OF QUALITY OR COMPLIENCE WITH A STATUTORY OR ACCREDINLING BODY'S POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
  34. SUBLUXATIONS
    SLIGHT MISALIGNMENTS OF THE VERTEBRAE OR A PARTIAL DISLOCATIN
  35. TELEMEDICINE
    THE USE OF COMMINICATINS IN THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, IN WHICH GREAT DISTANCE CAN EXIST AMONG HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, COLLEAGUES, PATIENTS AND STUDENTS
  36. TELERADIOLOGY
    THE USE FO TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICES TO ENHANCE AND IMPROVE THE RESULTS OF RADIOLOGIC PROCEDURES
  37. TREATISES
    SYSTEMATIC EXPOSITIONS OR ARGUMENTS IN WRITING INCLUDING A METHODIC DISCUSSION OF THE FACTS AND PRINCIPLES INVOLVED AND THE CONDITIONS REACHED
  38. TRIAGE
    THE SORTING OF AND ALLOCATION OF TREATMENT TO PATIENTS ACCORDING TO A SYSTEM OF PRIORITIES DESIGNED TO MAXIMIZE THE NUMBER OF SURVIVORS AND TREAT THE SICKEST FIRST

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