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Health Sciences Descriptors

"The concepts that characterize the DeCS vocabulary are organized in a tree structure allowing a search on broader or narrower terms or on all terms from the same tree within the hierarchical structure. DeCS is a dynamic vocabulary totaling 30,895 descriptors, of which 26,664 come from MeSH, and 4658 are exclusively DeCS. There is an addition of 2051 hierarchic codes from DeCS categories in 1491 MeSH descriptors. The following are the DeCS categories and their total number of descriptors: Health Surveillance (828); Homeopathy (1,944), Public Health (3,491); and Science and Health (219).

Australian Occupational Health and Safety Thesaurus

"The scope of AOHST is to cover concepts relevant to OHS in Australia at national, State and local level. Some concepts are international, but the emphasis is given to the Australian context wherever necessary. The aim is to limit the size of the thesaurus to no more than 3,000 terms. This is to ensure that it is relatively easy to review and keep up-to-date. The terminology currently included in AOHST is OHS specific. This means that certain areas which are peripheral to the NOHSC’s priorities, such as compensation and insurance, are less developed at this stage.

Thesaurus Zorg en Welzijn

"De Thesaurus Zorg en Welzijn: de taal van het sociaal domein.
Meer dan 35.000 termen op het gebied van zorg en welzijn, zowel vaktaal als de taal van de burger. De termen beschrijven een breed terrein aan onderwerpen van elkaar overlappende sectoren: van vrijwilligerswerk tot lokaal sociaal beleid, van jeugdzorg tot ouderenzorg, van maatschappelijke dienstverlening tot medische zorg, van onderwijs tot vrijetijdsbesteding enz.

"The Thesaurus Care and Welfare: the language of the social domain.
More than 35,000 terms in health and well-being, both language and language of the citizen. The terms describe a wide range of subjects of overlapping sectors: from voluntary work to local social policy, from youth care to elderly care, from social services to medical care, from education to leisure activities, etc.

Thésaurus Santé Publique

"Cette quatrième édition est constituée de 12825 termes ; soit 7144 descripteurs, répartis en 57 sous-domaines (appelés également 'champs' ou 'micro-thesaurus') et 5681 synonymes, ou 'non-descripteurs', qui renvoient vers un descripteur valide. Le thesaurus de la BDSP peut être librement utilisé dans les centres de documentation ou bibliothèques travaillant dans les secteurs du sanitaire et du social."

"This fourth edition consists of 12825 terms, or 7144 descriptors, divided into 57 subdomains (also called 'fields' or 'micro-thesaurus') and 5681 synonyms, or 'non-descriptors', which refer to a valid descriptor The BDSP thesaurus can be freely used in documentation centers or libraries working in the health and social sectors."

Public Health Language

"The Health Development Agency and England's Public Health Observatories (PHO's) have developed a unified Public Health Language (PHL) [formally known as the National Public Health Language] to facilitate interoperability. The first version of this language was officially launched at a conference on the 20th December 2004. The PHL is the result of integrating the former HDA's 'Public Health Information Thesaurus' with the PHOs 'Public Health Information Tagging System' (PHITS), which are no longer active as they have been superseded by the PHL.

POPLINE Keyword Guide

"The POPLINE Keyword Guide is a compilation of 2,000+ keywords used to index documents represented in the POPLINE database. Use POPLINE keywords to build more targeted searches of the more than 340,000 records contained in the POPLINE database. Familiarity with this vocabulary will make you a better POPLINE searcher. POPLINE keywords are capitalized. In addition, commonly used synonyms and closely related concepts are included to help find the most relevant POPLINE keyword for the subject you are researching.

Gross Motor Function Classification System

"The Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) is a 5 level classification system that describes the gross motor function of children and youth with cerebral palsy on the basis of their self-initiated movement with particular emphasis on sitting, walking, and wheeled mobility. Distinctions between levels are based on functional abilities, the need for assistive technology, including hand-held mobility devices (walkers, crutches, or canes) or wheeled mobility, and to a much lesser extent, quality of movement.

Product Classification

"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established classifications for approximately 1,700 different generic types of devices and grouped them into 16 medical specialties referred to as panels. Each of these generic types of devices is assigned to one of three regulatory classes based on the level of control necessary to assure the safety and effectiveness of the device."

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