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chapter 1 Diversified Health Occupations

alternative therapies

method of treatment used in place of biomedical therapies

complementary therapies

method of treatment used in conjunction with biomedical therapies

cost containment

an attempt to control the rising cost of health care and achieve the maximum benefit for every dollar spent

diagnostic related groups

the government is controlling government health insurance plans by having a classification system of diagnoses and a limit on the cost of care

energy conservation

monitoring the use of energy to control costs and conserve resources

geriatric care

care for the elderly

holistic health care

care that promotes physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual wellbeing

home health care

any type of health care provided in a patient's home environment

integrative health care

a form of health care that uses both mainstream medical treatments and complementary and alternative therapies to treat a patient

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act OBRA

federal law that regulates the education and testing of nursing assistants

outpatient services

patients receive care without being admitted to hospitals or other care facilities


an infectious disease that affects many people over a wide geographic area


involves the use of video, audio, and computer systems to provide health care


state of being in good health

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