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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.…
A parameter that aims to describe, in a few numbers as much detail as possible about a system, to help understand, compare, predict, improve, and…
Informal payments are payments to health care professionals in cash or in kind made outside official remuneration for these services by third party…
Administration, from a syringe or other rigid or collapsible container e.g. plastic bag, of a volume of sterile solution of an injectable medicine…
Sterile medicines intended for administration by bolus injection, perfusion or infusion by any of the following routes: intravenous, intramuscular,…
Is a concept bringing together inputs, delivery, management and organization of services related to diagnosis, treatment, care, rehabilitation and…
An interchangeable pharmaceutical product is one which is therapeutically equivalent to a comparator product and can be interchanged with the…
Interface management relates to policies, mechanisms, and measures of cooperation between the hospital and outpatient sectors, such as collaborative…
The practice of using the price(s) of identical medicines (ATC 5 level) or similar products (ATC 4 level) or therapeutically equivalent therapies in…
The WHO international standard diagnostic classification coding system used for all general epidemiological and many health management purposes. The…
A classification of health and health-related domains that describe body functions and structures, activities and participation. The domains are…
A classification of diseases, conditions and other reasons for attendance for primary care. This classification is an adaptation of the ICD but makes…
The official classification of the World Health Organisation of Family Doctors. It includes three elements of the doctor-patient encounter: the…
Requirements for prescribers (e.g. physicians) to prescribe a medicine by its INN, i.e. the active ingredient name instead of the brand name. INN…
Requirements for prescribers (e.g. physicians) to prescribe medicines by its INN, i.e. the active ingredient name instead of the brand name In…
Umbrella term for retailers of prescription-only medicines (POM) non-prescription medicines (NPM) that sell their products via the World Wide Web.…