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Facility or program providing care for the terminally ill. Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach that addresses the medical, physical,…
Licensed establishment primarily engaged in providing medical, diagnostic, and treatment services that include physician, nursing, and other health…
The initiation of care, usually referring to in-patient care, although the term may be used for day or community care as well. Synonym:…
Is a union of two or more hospitals e.g. within a certain geographic area or of the same owner that medically and operationally collaborate (e.g.…
Beds which are regularly maintained and staffed in a hospital and immediately available for the care of admitted patients. They can be divided in:…
A hospital unit which stores and distributes and may perform compatibility tests on blood and blood components exclusively for use within hospital…
A day during which a person admitted as an in-patient is confined to a bed and in which the patient stays overnight in a hospital. Synonym: Bed-day,…
A (hospital) discharge is the formal release of a patient from a hospital after a procedure or course of treatment (episode of care). A discharge…
A list of medicines that may be prescribed and applied by physicians in a hospital. Please note that the term “hospital formulary”, used here as…
Health care professional who provides services to patients and health care professionals in a hospital, usually in a hospital pharmacy. In German: …
A pharmacy affiliated to a hospital which primarily serves to provide pharmaceutical services for inpatients. In German: Krankenanstaltsapotheke /…
A pharmacist who has completed an additional training program after completing the pharmacist degree in order to gain more specific and in-depth…
The price or amount paid by a purchaser in the hospital setting (e.g. a hospital pharmacy) in order to take delivery of certain unit of medicines.…
The hospital purchasing body is responsible for buying medicines used in their hospital(s) via direct negotiations with medicine companies or the…
Pharmaceuticals that may exclusively be administered in hospitals. In German: Krankenhausexklusve Arzneimittel Arzneimittel, die ausschließlich in…
The number of hospital cases in a given population on an established period of time. Statistics on hospitalisation rate can be disaggregated by…
1. Any active ingredient or combination of active ingredients presented as having properties for treating or preventing disease in human beings. 2.…

I

A person's own perceptions, experience and evaluation of a disease or condition, or how he or she feels. For example, an individual may feel pain,…
An in-patient is a patient who is formally admitted (or “hospitalised”) to an institution for treatment and/or care and stays for a minimum of one…
Pricing the same medicine differently based on the indication in which it is being used. Different variants for implementation have been proposed (e.…