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Defensive Medicine definition: The alterations of modes of medical practice, induced by the threat of liability, for the principal purposes of forestalling lawsuits by patients as well as providing good legal defense in the event that such lawsuits are instituted.
Family Practice definition: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.
family medicine definition: medical specialty concerned with the planning and provision of comprehensive primary health care of all members of a family, regardless of age or sex, on a continuing basis.
General Practice, Dental definition: Nonspecialized dental practice which is concerned with providing primary and continuing dental care.
General Dentistry definition: A dentist involved in the treatment of the oral facial disease who has not limited his/her practice to any dental specialty.
Group Practice definition: Any group of three or more full-time physicians organized in a legally recognized entity for the provision of health care services, sharing space, equipment, personnel and records for both patient care and business management, and who have a predetermined arrangement for the distribution of income.
Group Practice, Dental definition: Any group of three or more full-time dentists, organized in a legally recognized entity for the provision of dental care, sharing space, equipment, personnel and records for both patient care and business management, and who have a predetermined arrangement for the distribution of income.
Group Practice, Prepaid definition: An organized group of three or more full-time physicians rendering services for a fixed prepayment.
Institutional Practice definition: Professional practice as an employee or contractee of a health care institution.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice definition: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviors definition: The consideration of knowledge, attitude, or behavior as variables in disease processes such as incident, transmission, and control.
Mortuary Practice definition: Activities associated with the disposition of the dead. It excludes cultural practices such as funeral rites.
Nursing Faculty Practice definition: Clinical practice by members of the nursing faculty in order to maintain a balance in their nursing activities--clinical, education, and research.
Partnership Practice definition: A voluntary contract between two or more doctors who may or may not share responsibility for the care of patients, with proportional sharing of profits and losses.
Partnership Practice, Dental definition: A voluntary contract between two or more dentists who may or may not share responsibility for the care of patients, with proportional sharing of profits and losses.
Practice (Psychology) definition: Performance of an act one or more times, with a view to its fixation or improvement; any performance of an act or behavior that leads to learning.
Private Practice definition: Practice of a health profession by an individual, offering services on a person-to-person basis, as opposed to group or partnership practice.
Professional Practice definition: The use of one's knowledge in a particular profession. It includes, in the case of the field of biomedicine, professional activities related to health care and the actual performance of the duties related to the provision of health care.
health care professional practice definition: health care professional business; it includes professional activities related to performing duties related to the provision of health care, as well as the management of the health care business.
Professional Practice definition: Health care professional business directed towards treatment and care of patients.
Public Health Practice definition: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
Biologically Based Practices definition: A major category of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), dealing with natural and biologically-based nutritional interventions and practices. These include, but is not limited to, botanicals, animal-derived extracts, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, proteins, prebiotics and probiotics (live bacteria (and sometimes yeasts) found in foods such as yogurt or in dietary supplements), whole diets, and functional foods.
Cooking Practices definition: Methods of preparing foods and their role in health and disease.
Dietary Practices definition: Dietary Practices refers to a person's choices in food consumption.
Clinical Preventive Practices definition: Subcategory of Lifestyle and Disease Prevention in CAM. This sub-category deals with unconventional approaches whose purpose is to screen for and prevent health-related imbalances, dysfunction's and disease. Examples include, unconventional screening and diagnostic practices, such as electro-dermal diagnostics, medical intuition, chiriography, functional cellular enzyme measures, and preventive practices such as panchakarma.