the Basic Societal Function that relates to the system that provides medical treatment to individual patients. The Medical System provides for the detection of signs and symptoms, and the diagnosis and treatment of patients. It includes primary, secondary, and tertiary care. It also includes psychological support and treatment.
professional treatment for illness or injury
A Hospital, Institution, Agency or Business that provides diagnosis, treatment and/or prevents disease or bodily injury.
See medical treatment.
Maternity care includes all services provided to a pregnant female including evaluation and management (ante and postpartum care), diagnostic testing, delivery (c - section or vaginal), and various miscellaneous services.
Includes any procedure or treatment rendered by a physician or health care provider designed to diagnose, assess, or treat a disease, illness, or injury, including surgery, drugs, transfusions, mechanical ventilation, dialysis, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, artificial or forced feeding of nourishment, hydration and other basic nutrients, regardless of method used, radiation therapy or any other medical act.
means professional services administered by a physician or another professional provider for the treatment of an illness or Accidental Injury.
A generic term for all medical programs administered by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) in Washington State. This term includes state funded and federally funded programs. See: Adult Medical Programs; Family Medical Programs; Program Summary - Medical Programs; Scope of Care
Any therapeutic measures that promote patient comfort, control pain (e.g. provide food, water, nursing care) and minimizes stress for a dying patient and his or her family.