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Descriptor English: Hospices
Descriptor Spanish: Hospitales para Enfermos Terminales
Descriptor Portuguese: Hospitais para Doentes Terminais
Descriptor French: Établissements de soins palliatifs
Entry term(s): Hospice
Tree number(s): N02.278.421.556.185
N02.421.143.550
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006738
Scope note: Facilities or services which are especially devoted to providing palliative and supportive care to the patient with a terminal illness and to the patient's family.
Annotation: "palliative & supportive care to the dying patient & his family"; specify geog
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Hospitals, Special (1968-Jul 1977)
Public MeSH Note: 80; was see under HOSPITALS, SPECIAL 1978-79
History Note: 80(Aug 77); was see under HOSPITALS, SPECIAL Aug 77-79
DeCS ID: 6895
Unique ID: D006738
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Date Established: 1980/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/05/12
Revision Date: 2015/06/29
Hospices - Preferred
Concept UI M0010554
Scope note Facilities or services which are especially devoted to providing palliative and supportive care to the patient with a terminal illness and to the patient's family.
Preferred term Hospices
Entry term(s) Hospice



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