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Descriptor in English: Uncompensated Care
Descriptor in Spanish: Atención no Remunerada
Descriptor in Portuguese: Cuidados de Saúde não Remunerados
Descriptor in French: Soins gratuits
Entry term(s): Care, Indigent
Care, Uncompensated
Indigent Care
Tree number(s): N04.590.374.900
N05.300.830
Scope note: Medical services for which no payment is received. Uncompensated care includes charity care and bad debts.
Annotation: absence of payment to physician, dentist, other health professional, hosp; includes lack of compensation in pro bono work & charity care & as a result of bad debts
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends
History Note: 1994; for INDIGENT CARE use MEDICAL INDIGENCY 1968-1999, use INDIGENT CARE 1963-1967
See also the descriptors: Medical Indigency MeSH
Medically Uninsured MeSH
DeCS UI: 30989
Descriptor UI: D017664
Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/12/28
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Uncompensated Care - Preferred
Concept UI M0026719
Scope note Medical services for which no payment is received. Uncompensated care includes charity care and bad debts.
Preferred term Uncompensated Care
Entry term(s) Care, Uncompensated
Indigent Care - Narrower
Concept UI M0013211
Preferred term Indigent Care
Entry term(s) Care, Indigent



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