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Descriptor in English: Gatekeeping
Descriptor in Spanish: Control de Acceso
Descriptor in Portuguese: Controle de Acesso
Descriptor in French: Régulation de l'accès aux soins spécialisés
Tree number(s): N04.452.758.849.350
Scope note: The controlling of access to health services, usually by primary care providers; often used in managed care settings to reduce utilization of expensive services and reduce referrals. (From BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1999)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 2000
DeCS UI: 34590
Descriptor UI: D020793
Date Established: 2000/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/11/03
Revision Date: 2003/07/22
Gatekeeping - Preferred
Concept UI M0328103
Scope note The controlling of access to health services, usually by primary care providers; often used in managed care settings to reduce utilization of expensive services and reduce referrals. (From BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1999)
Preferred term Gatekeeping



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