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Descriptor in English: Patient Care
Descriptor in Spanish: Atención al Paciente
Descriptor in Portuguese: Assistência ao Paciente
Descriptor in French: Soins aux patients
Entry term(s): Care, Patient
Informal care
Informal cares
care, Informal
cares, Informal
Tree number(s): E02.760
N02.421.585
VS3.003.001
Scope note: The services rendered by members of the health profession and non-professionals under their supervision.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; not a synonym for NURSING CARE: nursing care is only one type of patient care
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: 98; use explode 1975-97
DeCS UI: 5932
Descriptor UI: D005791
Date Established: 1998/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/29
Patient Care - Preferred
Concept UI M0009073
Scope note The services rendered by members of the health profession and non-professionals under their supervision.
Preferred term Patient Care
Entry term(s) Care, Patient
Informal care - Narrower
Concept UI M0568339
Scope note Care rendered by non-professionals.
Preferred term Informal care
Entry term(s) Informal cares
care, Informal
cares, Informal



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