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A set of organised surveillance procedures relating to serious adverse or unexpected events or reactions in donors or recipients of blood products,…
A state of complete physical, social and mental well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Health is a resource for everyday…
A health care provider or health professional is an organisation or person who delivers proper health care in a systematic way professionally to any…
The study of how scarce resources are allocated among alternative uses for the care of sickness and the promotion, maintenance and improvement of…
A health establishment is the whole or part of a public or private facility, building or place, whether operated for profit or not, that is operated…
Health expenditure is defined as the sum of expenditure on activities that – through application of medical, paramedical, and nursing knowledge and…
Health information is information and data that relates to the past, present or future health or condition of an individual or the provision,…
The state of health of a specified individual, group, or population. It may be measured by obtaining proxies such as people's subjective assessments…
Health technologies include medicines, medical devices such as artificial hip joints, diagnostic techniques, surgical procedures, health promotion…
Any medicine, exclusively containing as active ingredients one or more herbal substances or one or more herbal preparations, or one or more such…
All mainly whole, fragmented or cut plants, plant parts, algae, fungi, lichen in an unprocessed, usually dried, form, but sometimes fresh. Certain…
Preparations obtained by subjecting herbal substances to treatments such as extraction, distillation, expression, fractionation, purification,…
The concept of “high-cost”, “high-priced” or “premium-priced” medicines has not yet been clearly defined internationally. In principle, high cost (…
A patient whose condition requires large financial expenditures or significant human and technological resources.
A patient who has a complex or catastrophic illness or injury or who requires extensive medical interventions or treatment plans.
Generic procedures involving the preparation and administration of (medicinal) products that have been identified by risk assessment as most likely…
Those (medicinal) products whose preparation and/or administration have been identified by risk assessment as most likely to pose a significant risk…
This item comprises medical and paramedical services delivered to patients at home. Included are obstetric services at home, home dialysis, telematic…
Any medicinal product prepared from substances called homeopathic stocks in accordance with a homeopathic manufacturing procedure described by the…
The systematic identification of health technologies that are new, emerging or becoming obsolete and that have the potential to effect health, health…