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Descriptor English: Medical Indigency
Descriptor Spanish: Indigencia Médica
Descriptor Portuguese: Indigência Médica
Descriptor French: Indigence médicale
Entry term(s): Indigencies, Medical
Indigency, Medical
Medical Indigencies
Tree number(s): N01.824.460
N03.219.780
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008489
Scope note: The condition in which individuals are financially unable to access adequate medical care without depriving themselves and their dependents of food, clothing, shelter, and other essentials of living.
Allowable Qualifiers: EC economics
EH ethnology
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends
Public MeSH Note: 68; was INDIGENT CARE 1963-67
Online Note: use MEDICAL INDIGENCY to search INDIGENT CARE 1966-67
History Note: 68; was INDIGENT CARE 1963-67
Entry Version: MED INDIGENCY
Related: Medically Uninsured MeSH
Uncompensated Care MeSH
DeCS ID: 23310
Unique ID: D008489
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1999/11/03
Medical Indigency - Preferred
Concept UI M0013212
Scope note The condition in which individuals are financially unable to access adequate medical care without depriving themselves and their dependents of food, clothing, shelter, and other essentials of living.
Preferred term Medical Indigency
Entry term(s) Indigencies, Medical
Indigency, Medical
Medical Indigencies



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