Health Screening/Diagnostic Services
Health Screening/Diagnostic Services subcategories:
- Activities of Daily Living Assessment (2/1)
- Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology (17/10)
- Disease/Disability Specific Screening/Diagnosis (283/285)
- General Laboratory Tests (15/6)
- Pediatric Evaluation (56/40)
- Physical Examinations (62/36)
- Physical Fitness Assessment (1/5)
- Prenatal Evaluation (2/4)
- Specialized Medical Tests (3/0)
The structure of the services index and definitions of the terms contained herein were orginally published in A Taxonomy of Human Services: A Conceptual Framework with Standardized Terminology and Definitions for the Field by the Information and Refferal Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc., 3035 Tyler Ave, El Monte, CA 91731; Copyright (c) 1983, 1987, 1991. No part of there listing of human service terms and definitions may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electrical, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc.
Programs that utilize one or a combination of diagnostic tools to test large groups of people who are assumed to be well for the presence of a particular disease or condition or for certain risk factors that are known to be associated with that disease or condition; or which conduct in-depth tests to establish the cause and nature of an individual's presenting illness. The purpose of screening is to identify people who have a potential problem and refer them for early diagnosis and treatment and, where possible, to provide preventive measures. Early identification is particularly important when dealing with conditions that are more difficult to treat when fully developed. The purpose of more in-depth diagnostic work is to establish a logical basis for ongoing treatment.
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