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General Medicine. Health Professions



Classify here general and miscellaneous material relating to the health professions.

 

  W 1-28 Reference Works. General Works
  W 32-64 Law. Ethics. Professional-Patient Relations
  W 74-81 Medical Economics
  W 82-83.1 Biomedical Technology
  W 84-85.5 Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy
  W 87-96 Professional Practice
  W 100-275 Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Service Plans
  W 322-323 Social Welfare through Medicine
  W 601-925 Forensic Sciences
      W 601-750 Reference and General Works
      W 775-867 Medicolegal Examination
      W 900-925 Disability Evaluation. Compensation


Reference Works. General Works

 
W 1
Serials. Periodicals
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
W 2
Serial documents (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify here government administrative reports and statistics, including administrative reports and statistics on several hospitals under governmental administration. Cf. WX 2 Hospital administrative reports and statistics.
 
W 3
Congresses
As of July 1, 1988, NLM no longer assigns W3 to newly acquired publications, with the exception of analytics to ongoing serial publications already classified in W3.
 
W 3.5
Directories of congresses
(Used for both monographs and serials)
As of July 1, 1988, NLM no longer assigns W3.5 or ZW 3 to newly acquired publications.
 
W 4A
American dissertations on clinical research, by author
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify other topics and reproductions by subject; classify dissertations which qualify as Americana in WZ 270. NLM does not use W4A for current materials.
 
W 4
Dissertations on clinical research by university
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify other topics and reproductions by subject. NLM does not use W4 for current materials.
 
Collected works (General)
W 5
By several authors
W 6
Pamphlet volumes. Miscellaneous reprint volumes
W 7
By individual authors
 
W 9
Addresses. Essays. Lectures (General)
Classify works on specific topics by subject.
 
W 10
Travels (including expeditions and voyages)
Classify works on travel medicine at WA 108.
 
[W 11]
[This number not used]
History of a specific topic is classed with the topic. Classify the history of medical practice or services in general in WZ. Classify the history of forensic sciences in W 611.
 
W 13
Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify material on medical shorthand here if it is the primary subject of book.
 
W 15
Terminology
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify works on classification of disease and on disease eponyms in WB 15.
 
W 16
Tables. Statistics
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify serial government administrative reports and statistics in W2.
 
W 17
Atlases. Pictorial works
 
W 18
Education
Classify here works about education and the history of medical education. For education in the history of medicine, see WZ 18.
 
W 18.2
Educational materials
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, catalogs, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.
 
W 19
Schools and colleges
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Include here works on the history of schools.
 
W 19.5
School catalogs, announcements, etc. (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify here works of all schools including schools of dentistry and nursing.
 
W 20
Graduate and continuing medical education (including fellowships, internships, residencies, etc.)
 
W 20.5
Biomedical research (General)
Classify here material on the various aspects and accomplishments of medical research. Classify works on research limited to a particular subject with the subject.
W 20.55
Special topics, A-Z
W 20.55.A5
Animal experimentation. Animal testing alternatives
W 20.55.E7
Ethics in research
W 20.55.F4
Fetal research
W 20.55.H9
Human experimentation. Research subjects
W 20.55.T7
Translational medical research
 
W 20.9
Fraternities (Cutter from name of fraternity)
 
W 21
Medicine as a profession. Peer review
Classify here works about medical careers. Classify those about other specific careers with the specialty, e.g., those about nursing in WY 16. Classify works on the specialties in general in W 87.
 
W 21.5
Allied health personnel. Allied health professions
Classify here works about supply and distribution as well as those about careers. Classify works on specific personnel in more specific number when available, e.g., those on nurses aides in WY 193. Classify works on health manpower including physicians in W 76.
 
W 22
Directories (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
W 22.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
Laboratories, academies, institutes, etc.
Classify here works on research laboratories in general. Classify works on clinical laboratories in general in QY 23-24. Classify works on specific types of laboratories in the appropriate schedule, e.g., hospital laboratories in WX 207.
W 23
Collective
W 24
Individual (Cutter from name of institution)
 
W 26
Equipment and supplies
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify here medical and surgical supply and instrument catalogs as well as catalogs of special equipment, e.g., tables and chairs in doctors' waiting rooms. Include works on history of instruments in general.
 
W 26.5
Informatics. Health informatics
Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.
W 26.55
Special topics, A-Z
W 26.55.A7
Artificial intelligence. Expert systems
W 26.55.A9
Automatic data processing
W 26.55.C7
Computers. Computer systems
W 26.55.D2
Decision making, Computer-assisted
Classify works on computer-assisted diagnosis (general) in WB 141; on computer-assisted therapy (general) in WB 300.
W 26.55.I4
Information systems. Information storage and retrieval
W 26.55.S6
Software
 
Museums, exhibitions, etc.
W 27
Collective
W 28
Individual (Cutter from name of institution or exhibit)


Law. Ethics. Professional-Patient Relations

 
W 32
Laws (General) (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
W 32.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
W 32.5
Discussion of law. Medical jurisprudence (General) (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Include here works on legal advice, court decisions and opinions, legal rights and obligations. Cf. W 700, etc., Forensic medicine.
W 32.6
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
W 33
Laws and discussion of laws governing medical practice (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
W 33.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
[W 39]
[This number not used]
Classify handbooks for the health professions in W 49.
W 40
Licensure (Table G)
W 40.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
W 44
Malpractice (Table G)
W 44.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
W 49
Handbooks. Resource guides
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
W 50
Medical ethics
Classify clinical ethics in WB 60.
 
W 58
Advertising
 
W 61
Medical philosophy and logic
 
W 62
Physicians' interpersonal relations. Attitude
Classify here works on relations with patients and other professionals.
 
W 64
Referral and consultation (General)
Classify here works on referral, etc., initiated by the physician. Classify works on particular medical problems by subject; works on problems referred by specialists with the specialty.


Medical Economics

 
W 74
Medical economics. Health care costs (General) (Table G)
Cf. W 50 for economic aspects of medical ethics.
W 74.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
W 76
Health manpower and services, distribution and characteristics(Table G)
Classify works limited to allied health manpower in W 21.5.
W 76.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
W 79
Income of physicians
W 80
Practice management (including business administration)
Classify here medical secretaries' handbooks.
 
W 81
Medical tourism


Biomedical Technology

 
W 82
Biomedical technology (General)
 
W 83
Telemedicine (General) (Table G)
W 83.1
General coverage (Not Table G)


Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy

 
W 84
Health services. Delivery of health care (General) (Table G)
Classify works on public health administration in appropriate WA number.
W 84.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
W 84.3
Research (General)
W 84.4
Quality of health care (General) (Table G)
Classify works on quality of health care relating only to private practice in WB 50.
W 84.41
General coverage (Not Table G)
W 84.5
Comprehensive health care. Community medicine
Cf. WA 546 Community health service.
W 84.6
Primary health care (General) (Table G)
W 84.61
General coverage (Not Table G)
W 84.7
Patient care planning. Progressive health care (General)
Classify works on care of hospital patients in WX 162.
W 84.8
Patient care team
Classify works on hospital teams in WX 162.5.
 
W 85
Patients. Attitude and compliance
Classify works on attitude toward particular subject with the subject, e.g., toward hospitals, WX 158.5.
W 85.2
Patient satisfaction
W 85.4
Patient rights. Advocacy
W 85.5
Right to die. Advance directives. Living wills
Cf. WB 310 Hospice care. Terminal care.


Professional Practice

 
W 87
Professional practice
Cf. W 21 Medicine as a profession. Include here general works about types of practice in medicine and allied fields. Classify works on specific medical specialties or allied fields by subject, e.g., on surgery in WO 21; on nursing in WY 101-145, etc.
W 88
Administrative work. Teaching. Research
Classify here works about planning for administrative, teaching, or research careers. Classify works on practice management in W 80, etc.; on education and how to teach in W 18, etc.; on research itself in W 20.5, etc.
W 89
General or family practice (As a specialty). Private practice
Classify works for general practitioner or family doctor in WB 110.
W 90
Specialization (General)
Classify works on a particular specialty with the specialty.
W 92
Group practice. Partnership practice
 
[W 94]
[This number not used]
W 96
Institutional practice


Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Service Plans


Classify works on Medicare and medical care plans for the aged in WT 31.
 
W 100
General works
Cf. W 275 General service plans by country.
 
W 125
Voluntary pre-payment plans (General or not elsewhere classified) (Table G)
W 125.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
W 130
Managed care plans (General or not elsewhere classified) (Table G)
W 130.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
W 132
Health maintenance organizations (Table G)
W 132.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
W 160
Hospitalization insurance. Major medical insurance. Long-term care insurance. Medigap insurance (Table G)
W 160.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
W 185
Compulsory pre-payment plans (not a function of the state) (General or not elsewhere classified) (Table G)
W 185.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
W 225
Medicine as function of the state (Table G)
Classify here material on health protection for everyone as a function of the state, supported by taxation, with medical services subject to regulation by the state.
W 225.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
W 250
Medical care for low-income, uninsured and indigent groups. Medicaid (Table G)
W 250.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
W 255
Nursing insurance
 
W 260
Dental insurance. State dentistry (Table G)
W 260.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
W 265
Pharmaceutical insurance (Table G)
W 265.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
W 270
Psychiatric insurance (Table G)
W 270.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
W 275
Medical, dental, pharmaceutical and/or psychiatric service plans, by country (General or not elsewhere classified) (Table G)
Cf. W 100 General works, not subdivided by country. Classify works on specific types of insurance with the insurance.


Social Welfare through Medicine

 
W 322
Medical social work
Include works on social service in hospitals here. Cf. WM 30.5 Psychiatric social work.
 
W 323
Medical missions
Classify biographical or autobiographical works of medical missionary doctors and nurses in WZ 100.


Forensic Sciences


Reference and General Works

 
W 601
Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Includes membership lists issued serially or separately. Classify directories in W 622. Classify annual reports, journals, etc. in W1. For academies and institutes, see W 623-624.
 
Collected works (General)
W 605
By several authors
W 607
By individual authors
 
W 609
Addresses. Essays. Lectures (General)
 
W 611
History (Table G)
W 611.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
W 613
Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
W 615
Classification. Terminology
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
W 616
Tables. Statistics
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
W 617
Atlases. Pictorial works
Classify here atlases and pictorial works on any phase of forensic medicine, etc.
 
W 618
Education
Classify here works about education.
 
W 618.2
Educational materials
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, catalogs, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.
 
W 622
Directories (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
W 622.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
Laboratories, academies, institutes, etc.
W 623
Collective
W 624
Individual (Cutter from name of institution)
 
W 625
Laboratory manuals. Technique
 
W 626
Equipment and supplies
Classify catalogs in W 26.
 
W 626.5
Informatics. Automatic data processing. Computers (General)
Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.
 
Museums, exhibitions, etc., on medicolegal subjects
W 627
Collective
W 628
Individual (Cutter from name of institution, exhibit, etc.)
 
[W 632]
[This number not used]
Classify works on medical jurisprudence only in W 32.5-32.6. Cf. W 700.
 
W 639
Handbooks. Resource guides
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
W 700
General works
Classify here general works on medical and pathological examination of criminal evidence, as well as works including material on medical jurisprudence. Classify works on medical jurisprudence only, in W 32.5-32.6.
 
W 705
Forensic dentistry
 
W 725
Expert testimony
 
W 740
Forensic psychiatry. Forensic psychology
Classify works on commitment in WM 32-33.
 
W 750
Other forensic sciences
Include here works on specialties not elsewhere classified, e.g., forensic chemistry, forensic anthropology, forensic toxicology, forensic genetics. Classify works on forensic nursing in WY 170.


Medicolegal Examination

 
W 775
Medicolegal forensic examination (General)
W 780
Examination of the living
W 783
Malingering
W 786
Biometric identification. Genetic identification
W 789
Legal establishment of the beginning of life
W 791
Consanguinity. Paternity. Pregnancy
W 795
Rape. Sexual offenses
Classify works on child sexual abuse in WA 325.
W 800
Examination of dead bodies. Duties of coroners
W 820
Signs of death. Time of death. Sudden death
W 822
Destruction and attempted destruction of the human body
W 825
Determination of cause of death. Forensic autopsy
W 843
Trauma
W 860
Criminal violence. Homicide
W 864
Suicide
W 867
Criminal abortion. Infanticide
Cf. WQ 225 for medical aspects of spontaneous abortion; WQ 440 for medical aspects of therapeutic or induced abortion; HQ 767-767.52 for social aspects of induced abortion.


Disability Evaluation. Compensation

 
W 900
Forensic aspects of insurance
Classify works on liability insurance in form number 44 with malpractice when available in NLM schedules or in HG 9990 if general material.
 
W 910
Forensic aspects of compensation to victims of criminal violence
 
W 925
Forensic aspects of occupational disease and injury
Cf. WV 32 for estimation of disability in otolaryngology; WW 32 for estimation of disability in ophthalmology.



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