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Descriptor in English: Health Care (Public Health)
Descriptor in Spanish: Atención a la Salud
Descriptor in Portuguese: Atenção à Saúde
Descriptor in French: Soins de Santé (Santé Publique)
Entry term(s): Basic Standards for Health Care
Tree number(s): SP2
Scope note: Services provided to individuals or communities by agents of the health services or professions to promote, maintain, monitor, or restore health. Health care is not limited to medical care, which implies therapeutic action by or under the supervision of a physician. The term is sometimes extended to include self-care. (Last, 2001)
See also the descriptors: Delivery of Health Care MeSH
DeCS UI: 50230
Descriptor UI: DDCS050230
Health Care (Public Health) - Preferred
Concept UI FD00061412
Scope note Services provided to individuals or communities by agents of the health services or professions to promote, maintain, monitor, or restore health. Health care is not limited to medical care, which implies therapeutic action by or under the supervision of a physician. The term is sometimes extended to include self-care. (Last, 2001)
Preferred term Health Care (Public Health)
Entry term(s) Basic Standards for Health Care



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