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Descriptor in English: Patients
Descriptor in Spanish: Pacientes
Descriptor in Portuguese: Pacientes
Descriptor in French: Patients
Entry term(s): Client
Clients
Patient
Tree number(s): HP1.007.262
M01.643
Scope note: Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures.
Annotation: GEN only, irrespective of disease; patients as people or as a social, sociol, psychol, etc., group; do not confuse the patient with the disease: the "tuberculotic patient" = TUBERCULOSIS & not also PATIENTS; Manual 34.13
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
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
See also the descriptors: Inpatients MeSH
Outpatients MeSH
DeCS UI: 10554
Descriptor UI: D010361
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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