Medical Subject Headings (MeSH): Health Facilities
Health facilities are the physical spaces where healthcare services are provided. These facilities can range in size and complexity, and they may be dedicated solely to healthcare or may be part of a larger complex that includes other types of facilities.
Examples of health facilities include:
Hospitals: Hospitals are large, complex healthcare facilities that provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including surgery, emergency care, and ongoing treatment for chronic conditions.
Clinics: Clinics are smaller healthcare facilities that may provide a range of services, including primary care, diagnostic testing, and specialty care.
Ambulatory care centers: Ambulatory care centers are facilities that provide same-day medical treatment and procedures, such as doctor’s visits, diagnostic tests, and minor surgeries.
Long-term care facilities: Long-term care facilities are designed to provide ongoing care for individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities. These facilities may include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and rehabilitation centers.
Overall, health facilities play a critical role in providing the infrastructure and support needed to deliver healthcare services to individuals and communities.