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Encyclopedia > Health care provider

A health care provider or health professional is an organization or person who delivers proper health care in a systematic way professionally to any individual in need of health care services. Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ...

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Institutions

Hospital

Main article: Hospital

A hospital is an institution for health care, often but not always providing for longer-term patient stays. Today, hospitals are usually funded by the state, health organisations (for profit or non-profit), by health insurances or by charities and by donations. In history, however, they were often founded and funded by religious orders or charitable individuals and leaders. Hospitals are nowadays staffed by professional physicians, surgeons and nurses, whereas in history, this work was usually done by the founding religious orders or by volunteers. For the record label, see Hospital Records. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... For-profit hospitals are investor-owned chains of hospitals which have been established particularly in the United States during the late twentieth century. ... A non-profit organization (abbreviated NPO, or non-profit or not-for-profit) is an organization whose primary objective is to support an issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes, without concern for monetary profit. ... Health insurance is a type of insurance whereby the insurer pays the medical costs of the insured if the insured becomes sick due to covered causes, or due to accidents. ... A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ... The Doctor by Luke Fildes This article is about the term physician, one type of doctor; for other uses of the word doctor see Doctor. ... Surgeon may refer to: a practitioner of surgery the moniker of British electronic music producer and DJ, Anthony Child; see Surgeon (musician) This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ... // A nurse is a health care professional who is engaged in the practice of nursing. ...


Laboratories and research

A medical laboratory or clinical laboratory is a laboratory where tests are done on biological specimens in order to get information about the health of a patient. Such laboratories may be divided into categorical departments such as microbiology, hematology, clinical biochemistry, immunology, serology, histology, cytology, cytogenetics, or virology. In many countries, there are two main types of labs that process the majority of medical specimens. Hospital laboratories are attached to a hospital, and perform tests on these patients. Private, or community laboratories receive samples from general practitioners, insurance companies, and other health clinics for analysis. A medical laboratory or clinical laboratory is a laboratory where tests are done on biological specimens in order to get information about the health of a patient. ... Biomedical Research involves thorough investigation of any matter related to the domain of living or biological Systems. ... For other uses of lab, see Lab. ... A patient having his blood pressure taken by a doctor. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Hematology is the branch of medicine that is concerned with blood and its disorders. ... Chemical pathology (also known as clinical biochemistry or clinical chemistry) is the area of pathology that is generally concerned with analysis of bodily fluids. ... Immunology is a broad branch of biomedical science that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms. ... Serology is literally the scientific study of the blood serum. ... A thin section of lung tissue stained with hematoxylin and eosin. ... Cytology (also known as Cell biology) is the scientific study of cells. ... A metaphase cell positive for the bcr/abl rearrangement using FISH Cytogenetics is the study of the structure of chromosome material. ... Virology, often considered a part of microbiology or of pathology, is the study of organic viruses: their structure and classification, their ways to infect and exploit cells to reproduce and cause disease, the techniques to isolate and culture them, and their potential uses in research and therapy. ... For the record label, see Hospital Records. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Biomedical research, or experimental medicine, in general simply known as medical research, is the basic research or applied research conducted to aid the body of knowledge in the field of medicine. Medical research can be divided into two general categories: the evaluation of new treatments for both safety and efficacy in what are termed clinical trials, and all other research that contributes to the development of new treatments. The latter is termed preclinical research if its goal is specifically to elaborate knowledge for the development of new therapeutic strategies. For the suburb of Melbourne, Australia, see Research, Victoria. ... For the suburb of Melbourne, Australia, see Research, Victoria. ... medicines, see medication and pharmacology. ... In health care, including medicine, a clinical trial (synonyms: clinical studies, research protocols, medical research) is the application of the scientific method to human health. ... Activities that need to be performed and results to be obtained a before a clinical trial in humans can begin. ...


Practitioners and professionals

Health care professionals include physicians, physician assistants, support staff, nurses, therapists, psychologists, veterinarians, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, and a wide variety of other individuals regulated and/or licensed to provide some type of health care. The Doctor by Luke Fildes This article is about the term physician, one type of doctor; for other uses of the word doctor see Doctor. ... In the United States, physician assistants (PAs) are non-physicians licensed to practice medicine with a physicians supervision. ... // A nurse is a health care professional who is engaged in the practice of nursing. ... Therapy (in Greek: θεραπεία) or treatment is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a diagnosis. ... A psychologist is a scientist and/or clinician who studies psychology, the systematic investigation of the human mind, including behavior and cognition. ... Look up veterinarian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Dentist and Dental Assistant perform surgery on a patient. ... Optometry (Greek: optos meaning seen or visible and metria meaning measurement) is a health care profession concerned with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the eyes and related structures and with determination and correction of vision problems using lenses and other optical aids [1]. An optical refractor (also called a foropter... The mortar and pestle is an international symbol of pharmacists and pharmacies. ...


Mental health professionals

A mental health professional is a person who offers services for the purpose of improving an individual's mental health or treating mental illness. These professionals include psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses as well as other professionals. These professionals often deal with the same illnesses, disorders, conditions, and issues; however their scope of practice often differs. The most significant difference between mental health professionals is education and training.[1] A mental health professional is a person who offers services for the purpose of improving an individuals mental health and/or researches in the field of mental health. ... Mental states redirects here. ... A mental illness or mental disorder refers to one of many mental health conditions characterized by distress, impaired cognitive functioning, atypical behavior, emotional dysregulation, and/or maladaptive behavior. ... Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that studies and treats mental and emotional disorders (see mental illness). ... The Greek letter Psi is often used as a symbol of psychology. ... Professional social workers are concerned with social problems, their causes, their solutions and their human impacts. ... For information about the field, see Psychiatric and mental health nursing. ... Scope of Practice is a terminology used by licensing boards for various medically-related fields that defines the procedures, actions, and processes that are permitted for the licensed individual. ...


Health care systems

Main article: Health care systems

A health care system is the organization by which health care is provided. Such systems could be endorsed and/or managed by governments or managed completely or partially by private market-based institutions. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Organizing be merged into this article or section. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... A market economy is a term used to describe an economy where economic decisions, such as pricing of goods and services, are made in a decentralized manner by the economys participants and manifested by trade. ...


Market-based

Main article: Health insurance

Health insurance is a type of insurance whereby the insurer pays the medical costs of the insured if the insured becomes sick due to covered causes, or due to accidents. The insurer may be a private organization or a government agency. Market-based health care systems such as that in the United States rely primarily on private health insurance. Health insurance is a type of insurance whereby the insurer pays the medical costs of the insured if the insured becomes sick due to covered causes, or due to accidents. ... A market economy is a term used to describe an economy where economic decisions, such as pricing of goods and services, are made in a decentralized manner by the economys participants and manifested by trade. ...


See also

A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... The Doctor by Luke Fildes This article is about the term physician, one type of doctor; for other uses of the word doctor see Doctor. ... Health insurance is a type of insurance whereby the insurer pays the medical costs of the insured if the insured becomes sick due to covered causes, or due to accidents. ...

References

Notes

  1. ^ About:Psychology. (2007). Difference Between Pyschologists and Psychiatrists. Retrieved March 4, 2007, from http://psychology.about.com/od/psychotherapy/f/psychvspsych.htm

External links

  • http://www.dol.gov/dol/allcfr/ESA/Title_29/Part_825/29CFR825.118.htm

 
 

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