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Descriptor English:   Patients 
Descriptor Spanish:   Pacientes 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Pacientes 
Synonyms English:   Client
Tree Number:   HP1.007.262
Definition English:   Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures. 
Indexing Annotation English:   GEN only, irrespective of disease; patients as people or as a social, sociol, psychol, etc., group; do not confuse the patient with the disease: the "tuberculotic patient" = TUBERCULOSIS & not also PATIENTS; Manual 34.13
Entry Combination - descr/qualif English:   Patients/education use Patient Education as Topic
See Related English:   Inpatients
History Note English:   /education was used for indexing 1966-79; was in Cat G & M 1963-67 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CL classification HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data  
Record Number:   10554 
Unique Identifier:   D010361 

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