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Review of the Healthcare Industry

World Health Organization

What does WHO stand for?

To bring appropriate healthcare to the world.

What is the goal of WHO?

Level IV

What is the highest level of biosafety that the USAMRIID practices?

CDC

Is the clearinghouse for information and statistics associated with healthcare?

National Institutes of Health

What does NIH stand for?

NIH

Its first major contribution to medicine was the isolation of the bacterium that causes cholera.

Private Hospitals

What type of hospital is run by a corporation designed to produce a profit for the owners?

Nonprofit hospitals

What type of hospital exists to serve the community in which it located and normally run by a board of directors?

county hospital

What term is used to designate the hospital that indigent patients are taken?

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act

What does CLIA stand for?

Law

Is the CLIA a law or agency?

Partnership agreement

When two or more physicians elect to associate in the practice of medicine, they may enter into what?

group practice

A body of at least three licensed physicians who engage in full-time practice in a formally organized and legally recognized entity is what?

homeopathy

Many doctors of Osteopathy believe in the body's ability to heal itself and thus practice what kind of treatment?

nervous system

Chiropractors focus on what system to help patients live healthier lives?

Hospitalists

Physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients are called what?

Physician Assistants

Provide direct patient care services under the supervision of licensed physicians

Nurse Practitioners

Provide basic patent care services, including diagnosing and prescribing medications for common illnesses.

Medical Technologists

Perform diagnostic testing on blood and body fluids and usually supervise the lab.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Who assists physicians in the diagnosis of various disorders by means of ultrasound waves?

paramedics

Specially trained to provide emergency care to patients in life-threatening situations and are able to supervise or direct the operations of an emergency care ambulance facility.

allopathic

A term used to contrast homeopathic medicine with mainstream medicine.

holistic

Related to or concerned with all of the systems of the body rather than breaking it down into parts.

pandemic

A condition in which most mpeople in a county, a number of countries, or a geographic area are affected.

treatises

Systematic expositions or arguments in writing, including a methodic discussion of the facts and principles involved and the conclusions reached.

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