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Descriptor English:   Health Care Reform 
Descriptor Spanish:   Reforma de la Atención de Salud 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Reforma dos Serviços de Saúde 
Synonyms English:   Healthcare Reform
Health Care Reforms
Healthcare Reforms
Reform, Health Care
Reform, Healthcare
Reforms, Health Care
Reforms, Healthcare
Health Sector Reform  
Tree Number:   I01.655.500.608.400.285
I01.880.604.825.608.400.285
N03.349.285
N03.623.500.608.428.285
N04.590.374.285
N05.300.380
SP1.001.052
Definition English:   Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services. 
Indexing Annotation English:   not restricted to US; specify state or country
See Related English:   Single-Payer System
 
History Note English:   94 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CL classification EC economics
ES ethics HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence MT methods
OG organization & administration ST standards
SN statistics & numerical data TD trends
UT utilization  
Record Number:   31424 
Unique Identifier:   D018166 

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