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Definition:
Bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, walking, and so on.

activities of daily living (ADL)

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Hospital that provides health care services to patients who have serious, sudden, or acute illnesses or injuries and/or who need certain surgeries.

acute care facility (ACF)

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Patients have an average LOS of 4–5 days and a total LOS of less than 25 days; also called acute hospital classification.

acute (short-term) hospital classification

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DHHS programs that provide services and assistance to needy children and families, including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

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DHHS program that supports a nationwide aging network, providing services to the elderly to enable them to remain independent.

Administration on Aging (AoA)

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Provides care and supervision in a structured environment to seniors with physical or mental limitations.

adult day care

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DHHS agency that supports research designed to improve the outcomes and quality of health care, reduce its costs, address patient safety and medical errors, and broaden access to effective services.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

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DHHS agency that works with states and other federal agencies to prevent exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

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Long-term care facility that specializes in the care of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s treatment facilities

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Outpatient care that allows patients to receive care in one day without the need for inpatient hospitalization; also called outpatient care.

ambulatory care

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Freestanding center that dispenses and administers prescribed medications by continuous or intermittent infusion to ambulatory patients. Infusion is supervised by a licensed health care professional; also called ambulatory infusion center (AIC).

ambulatory infusion center (AIC)

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Patients who are treated and released the same day and do not stay overnight in the hospital; length of stay is a maximum of 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds; also called outpatients.

ambulatory patients

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Certain procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, with the patient treated and released the same day. Length of stay is a maximum of 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds; if patients require a longer stay, they must be admitted to the facility as inpatients.

ambulatory surgery patient

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Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at a free-standing ambulatory surgical center. Patients arrive on the day of procedure, undergo surgery in an operating room, and recover under the care of nursing staff.

ambulatory surgical center (ASC)

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Diagnostic and therapeutic services provided to inpatients and outpatients.

ancillary services

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Combination of housing and supportive services including personal care and household management for seniors. Residents pay monthly rent and additional fees for services they require.

assisted-living facility (ALF)

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Total number of inpatient beds for which the facility is licensed by the state; also called bed count.

bed count

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Definition:
Total number of inpatient beds for which the facility is licensed by the state; also called bed count.

bed size

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Specializes in treating individuals with mental health diagnoses.

behavioral health care hospital

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Federal program that provides necessary medical, dental, and mental health services to inmates by a professional staff and consistent with acceptable community standards. It consists of 82 institutions, each of which provides inmate ambulatory care.

Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

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DHHS agency that provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent the outbreak of diseases.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Provides 24-hour medically directed evaluation and withdrawal management in an acute care inpatient setting. Treatment services usually include detoxification and withdrawal management, chemical dependency/substance abuse assessment, and therapy.

chemical dependency program

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Intravenous administration of chemical agents that have specific and toxic effects upon a disease-causing cell or organism.

chemotherapy

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Performs testing in microbiology, clinical chemistry, and toxicology; directed by a pathologist; and testing is performed by certified, professional technologists and technicians.

clinical laboratory

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Hospital ambulatory care patient who receives scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic care.

clinic outpatient

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Provides different levels of care based on the residents’ needs from independent living apartments to skilled nursing care in an affiliated nursing facility.

continuing care retirement communities (CCRC)

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Provide inmates with a secure housing environment that also offers vocational and educational advancement. Medical, dental, and mental health care services are provided to inmates according to a standard of care imposed by court decisions, legislation, accepted correctional and health care standards, and department policies and procedures.

correctional facilities

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Provides short-term (usually fewer than 15 days) crisis intervention and treatment; patients receive 24-hour-per-day supervision.

crisis service

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Located more than 35 miles from any other hospital or another CAH, or they are state certified as being a necessary provider of health care to area residents.

critical access hospital (CAH)

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Therapeutic.

curative care