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Descriptor in English: Hospitals, Special
Descriptor in Spanish: Hospitales Especializados
Descriptor in Portuguese: Hospitais Especializados
Descriptor in French: Hôpitaux spécialisés
Entry term(s): Hospital, Special
Special Hospital
Special Hospitals
Tree number(s): N02.278.421.556
VS3.002.001.009
Scope note: Hospitals which provide care for a single category of illness with facilities and staff directed toward a specific service.
Annotation: coordinate IM with medical specialty & hospital ownership term (e.g., HOSPITALS, COUNTY) (IM or NIM) if pertinent; specify geographic location if pertinent; sanatoria & sanitaria (often used interchangeably) can go here but consider also HEALTH RESORTS; note SANITARIA, TUBERCULOSIS see HOSPITALS, CHRONIC DISEASE is available
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
History Note: 68
See also the descriptors: Tertiary Care Centers MeSH
DeCS UI: 6937
Descriptor UI: D006782
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Hospitals, Special - Preferred
Concept UI M0010614
Scope note Hospitals which provide care for a single category of illness with facilities and staff directed toward a specific service.
Preferred term Hospitals, Special
Entry term(s) Hospital, Special
Special Hospital
Special Hospitals



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