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Descriptor English: Patients
Descriptor Spanish: Pacientes
Descriptor Portuguese: Pacientes
Descriptor French: Patients
Entry term(s): Client
Clients
Patient
Tree number(s): HP1.007.262
M01.643
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010361
Scope note: Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures.
Annotation: general only, irrespective of disease; patients as people or as a social, sociological, psychological, etc., group; do not confuse the patient with the disease: the "tuberculotic patient" equals TUBERCULOSIS and not also PATIENTS
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
Entry Combination: education:Patient Education as Topic
Public MeSH Note: /education ( = PATIENT EDUCATION as of 1980) was used for indexing 1966-79; OUTPATIENTS was see AMBULATORY CARE 1978-79
Online Note: search PATIENTS/ED under PATIENT EDUCATION 1966-79
History Note: /education was used for indexing 1966-79; was in Cat G & M 1963-67
Related: Inpatients MeSH
Outpatients MeSH
DeCS ID: 10554
Unique ID: D010361
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/11
Patients - Preferred
Concept UI M0016069
Scope note Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures.
Preferred term Patients
Entry term(s) Patient
Clients - Broader
Concept UI M0016067
Preferred term Clients
Entry term(s) Client



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