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Category N - Health Care

Subheadings

/trends (TD, /trends) Used for the manner in which aspects of health care change, qualitatively or quantitatively, with time, whether past, present, or future. It excludes discussions of the course of disease in particular patients. Trends in rate of utilization of procedures, facilities, personnel, and services is indexed with /util rather than /trends.

Pediatric emergency services of the future.
PEDIATRICS / *trends
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES / *trends
FORECASTING

/utilization (UT, /util) Used with quantitative discussions of equipment, technology, procedures, and health facilities, personnel, and services for discussions, usually with data, of how often they are used. It includes discussions of overuse, underuse, and unnecessary use. Rate of use over time is indexed with /util rather than /trends. It excludes discussions of how to use procedures for which /methods is used.

Statistics on overuse of urban hospital emergency rooms.
EMERGENCY SERVICE, HOSPITAL / *util
HOSPITALS, URBAN / *util
HEALTH SERVICES MISUSE / *statist

Distinguish between these two commonly applicable Category N2-4 subheadings when applied to health personnel and health manpower terms:

/manpower numbers of personnel, availability, and distribution
(use with specialties, not with personnel)

/supply & distribution - numbers of personnel, availability and distribution
(use with personnel, not with specialties)

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