Service Package | Health Dictionary

See “care package”.


Service Package | Health Dictionary

Keywords of this word: Service Package


ANCILLARY SERVICE

Community Health

Support service provided in conjunction with medical or hospital care. Such services include laboratory, radiology, physical therapy and inhalation therapy, among others.... Community Health

BASIC HEALTH SERVICE

Community Health

A network of health units providing essential health care to a population. Basic health services include communicable disease control, environmental sanitation, maintenance of records for statistical purposes, health education of the public, public health nursing and medical care.... Community Health

CARE PACKAGE

Community Health

A combination of services designed to meet a person’s assessed needs.... Community Health

CHORE SERVICE

Community Health

Help with chores, such as home repairs, gardening and heavy house cleaning.... Community Health

COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

Medical Dictionary

Usually managed by NHS trusts, these are a complex variety of services provided to people outside hospital settings. The key parts are the services delivered by district nurses, health visitors and therapists – for example, physiotherapists and speech therapists.... Medical Dictionary

COMMUNITY-BASED CARE / COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES / PROGRAMMES

Community Health

The blend of health and social services provided to an individual or family in his/her place of residence for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring health or minimizing the effects of illness and disability. These services are usually designed to help older people remain independent and in their own homes. They can include senior centres, transportation, delivered meals or congregate meals sites, visiting nurses or home health aides, adult day care and homemaker services.... Community Health

DEMAND (FOR HEALTH SERVICES)

Community Health

Willingness and/or ability to seek, use and, in some settings, pay for services. Sometimes further subdivided into expressed demand (equated with use) and potential demand or need.... Community Health

EMERGENCY SERVICE

Community Health

Service provided in response to the perceived individual need for immediate treatment or care.... Community Health

ESCORT SERVICES

Community Health

Transportation for older adults to services and appointments. May use buses, taxis, volunteer drivers, or van services that can accommodate wheelchairs and persons with other special needs.... Community Health

FEE FOR SERVICE (FFS)

Community Health

Method of billing for health services under which a medical practitioner or other practitioner charges separately for each patient encounter or service rendered. Under a fee-for-service payment system, expenditures increase if the fees themselves increase, if more units of service are provided, or if more expensive services are substituted for less expensive ones. This system contrasts with salary, per capita, or other prepayment systems, where the payment to the medical practitioner is not changed according to the number of services actually used.... Community Health

GENERAL DENTAL SERVICES

Medical Dictionary

See DENTAL SURGEON.... Medical Dictionary

HEALTH SERVICE

Community Health

Service performed by health care professionals, or by others under their direction, for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring health.... Community Health

HEALTH SERVICE AREA

Community Health

A geographic area designated on the basis of such factors as geography, political boundaries, population and health resources, for the effective planning and development of health services.... Community Health

HEALTH SERVICE COMMISSIONER

Medical Dictionary

An o?cial, responsible to the United Kingdom’s parliament, appointed to protect the interests of National Health Service patients in matters concerning the administration of the health service and the delivery of health care (excluding clinical judgements). Known colloquially as the health ombudsman, the Commissioner presents regular reports on the complaints dealt with.... Medical Dictionary

HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH

Community Health

The multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviours affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately health and well-being. Its research domains are individuals, families, organizations, institutions, communities and populations.... Community Health

HEALTH-SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Medical Dictionary

The administrative machinery for planning, delivering and monitoring health care provided by health professionals and their supporting sta?. This may range from running a small primary-care centre to organising a large hospital or being responsible for meeting the health needs of a region or a nation. Whether the overall structure for proving care is state-funded, insurance-based, private-practice or a mixture of these, health-service management is essential in an era of rapidly evolving and expensive scienti?c medicine. Health-service managers are administrators with special training and skills in managing health care; sometimes they are doctors, nurses or other health professionals, but many have been trained in management in commercial, civil service or industrial environments.... Medical Dictionary

HOMEMAKER SERVICE

Community Health

A home help service for meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping, money management, personal hygiene and grooming, and laundry.... Community Health

IN HOME HEALTH SERVICE

Community Health

A service provided in the home by a home health agency or a residential services agency. It may be provided by personal care attendants or home health aides hired privately and informally, or through staff agencies or registries.... Community Health

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICE

Community Health

A designated site or contact for locating needed services or care for older adults.... Community Health

INSTITUTIONAL (CARE) HEALTH SERVICES

Community Health

Health services delivered on an inpatient basis in hospitals, nursing homes or other inpatient institutions. The term may also refer to services delivered on an outpatient basis by departments or other organizational units of such institutions, or sponsored by them.... Community Health

INTEGRATED DELIVERY SYSTEM / INTEGRATED SERVICES NETWORK (ISN)

Community Health

A network of organizations, usually including hospitals and medical practitioner groups, that provides or arranges to provide a coordinated continuum of services to a defined population and is held both clinically and financially accountable for the outcomes in the populations served.... Community Health

LAUNDRY SERVICES

Community Health

The provision of assistance with laundry tasks for someone in his or her own home, either through a central facility or by a home help in the home.... Community Health

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Community Health

Comprehensive mental health services, as generally defined under some national (or state) laws and statutes, include: inpatient care, outpatient care, day care and other partial hospitalization and emergency services; specialized services for the mental health of the elderly; consultation and education services and specialized programmes for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of alcohol and drug abusers. They generally include a variety of services provided to people of all ages, including counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatric services, crisis intervention and support groups. Issues addressed include depression, grief, anxiety and stress, as well as severe mental illnesses.... Community Health

MULTIPURPOSE SERVICE

Community Health

A service delivery model that consists of a comprehensive range of services meeting the aged and health care needs of a community. Multipurpose centres could bring together existing health services and develop additional services from a single base.... Community Health

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE (NHS)

Medical Dictionary

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service was created by Act of Parliament and inaugurated on 5 July 1948. Its original aim was to provide a comprehensive system of health care to everyone, free at the point of delivery. Scotland had its own, similar legislation, as did Northern Ireland. The service is funded by National Insurance contributions and from general taxation, with a small amount from patient charges. The structure, functioning and ?nancing of the NHS have been – and still are – undergoing substantial changes.... Medical Dictionary

NIGHT-SITTING SERVICE

Community Health

A service that enables a caregiver night rest (e.g. where night disturbances of the older person receiving care are frequent).... Community Health

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

Community Health

Health services concerned with the physical, mental and social well-being of an individual in relation to his/her working environment and with the adjustment of individuals to their work. The term applies to more than the safety of the workplace and includes health and job satisfaction.... Community Health

OUR SERVICES

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Our Services

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OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Community Health

See “ambulatory care”.... Community Health

POPULATION-BASED SERVICES

Community Health

Health services targeted at populations with specific diseases or disorders.... Community Health

PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORYSERVICE (PHLS)

Medical Dictionary

A statutory organisation that is part of the NHS. It comprises ten laboratory groups and two centres in the UK, with central coordination from PHLS headquarters. The service provides diagnostic-testing facilities for cases of suspected infectious disease. The remit of the PHLS (which was set up during World War II and then absorbed into the NHS) is now based on legislation approved in 1977 and 1979. Its overall purpose was to protect the population from infection by maintaining a national capability of high quality for the detection, diagnosis, surveillance, protection and control of infections and communicable diseases. It provided microbiology services to hospitals, family doctors and local authorities as well as providing national reference facilities. In 2001 it was incorporated into the newly established NATIONAL INFECTION CONTROL AND HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY.... Medical Dictionary

RE-ORIENTING HEALTH SERVICES

Community Health

Health services re-orientation is characterized by a more explicit concern for the achievement of population health outcomes in the ways in which the health system is organized and funded.... Community Health

REHABILITATION SERVICE

Community Health

A service designed to improve function and/or prevent deterioration of functioning. Such services may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech therapy. They may be provided at home, in a hospital or in a long-term care facility.... Community Health

RESIDENTIAL CARE SERVICES

Community Health

Accommodation and support for people who can no longer live at home.... Community Health

SERVICE

Community Health

A result of a provider’s actions aimed at meeting the needs of a consumer.... Community Health

SERVICE PACKAGE

Community Health

See “care package”.... Community Health

SERVICE PLAN

Community Health

See “care plan”.... Community Health

SHARED SERVICES

Community Health

The coordinated, or otherwise explicitly agreed upon, sharing of responsibility for provision of medical or nonmedical services on the part of two or more otherwise independent hospitals or health programmes.... Community Health

SITTING SERVICE

Community Health

A service which involves a worker or volunteer going into an older person’s home to provide care whilst the carer takes a break for up to six hours.... Community Health

SOCIAL CARE SERVICE

Community Health

Assistance with the activities of daily life (personal care, domestic maintenance, self-direction) delivered by a personal care helper, home helper or social worker and aimed at supporting older people who experience disabilities in functioning.... Community Health

SOCIAL SERVICES

Community Health

Services provided by government to improve the social welfare of those who need them.... Community Health

SUPPORTED RESIDENTIAL SERVICE

Community Health

See “assisted living facility”.... Community Health

TRANSPLANT SUPPORT SERVICES AUTHORITY

Medical Dictionary

In the UK, this NHS authority (UKTSSA) provides a 24-hour service for matching, allocating and distributing organs. It is also responsible for keeping the records of all patients awaiting transplants. Established in 1991, the authority allocates donor organs without favour, following protocols set by advisory groups. It also administers the Human Organ Transplant Act on behalf of the Department of Health. (See TRANSPLANTATION.)... Medical Dictionary

TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

Community Health

A system operated to transfer a patient or client to or from a health care facility and place of residence.... Community Health

VISITING SERVICE / VISITOR PROGRAMME

Community Health

Through volunteers or community workers, a service providing companionship and support for older people who may be lonely and isolated.... Community Health

WELFARE SERVICE

Community Health

A type of social care service supported through public funding. Eligibility criteria vary from universal coverage to specialized requirements. See “social care service”.... Community Health