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From page 141...
... Clinic -- An administrative unit of a hospital outpatient department where ambulatory medical care is provided under the supervision of a physician. Cohort study -- A type of observational study where data are obtained from groups who have been exposed, or not exposed, to the factor of interest.
From page 142...
... Hospital -- According to the American Hospital Association, a licensed institution with at least six beds whose primary function is to provide diagnostic and therapeutic patient services for medical conditions by an organized physician staff and has continuous nursing services under the supervision of registered nurses. Impairment -- According to SSA, "an impairment or combination of impairments that significantly limit the individual's physical or mental abilities and, as a result, interfere with the individual's ability to perform basic work activities." The AMA defines impairment as "a significant deviation, loss, or loss of use of any body structure or body function in an individual with a health condition, disorder, or disease." Instrumental activities of daily living -- Activities related to independent living, including preparing meals, managing money, shopping for groceries or personal items, performing light or heavy housework, and using a telephone.
From page 143...
... It provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older who have worked and paid into the system through the payroll tax. It also provides health insurance to younger people with some disabilities status as determined by the Social Security Administration, as well as people with end-stage renal disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
From page 144...
... The Social Security Act specifies a higher SGA amount for statutorily blind individuals; Federal regulations specify a lower SGA amount for non-blind individuals. Both SGA amounts generally change with changes in the national average wage index." Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
From page 145...
... Telehealth -- Technologies and tactics used to virtually deliver health-care and health education services, including telemedicine, which refers to traditional clinical diagnosis and monitoring administered through technological platforms.

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