Qualitative Concept

MeSH ID: T080

Related Concepts:

  • Acceptability of Health Care [M0016019]
  • Analysis, Factor [M0008140]
  • APACHE [M0028159]
    An acronym for Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, a scoring system using routinely collected data and providing an accurate, objective description for a broad range of intensive care unit admissions, measuring severity of illness in critically ill patients.
  • APACHE I [M0028156]
  • APACHE II [M0028157]
  • APACHE III [M0028158]
  • Architectural Accessibility [M0001663]
    Designs for approaching areas inside or outside facilities.
  • Beauty [M0002255]
    Characteristics or attributes of persons or things which elicit pleasurable feelings.
  • Beginning of Human Life [M0402663]
    The point at which religious ensoulment or PERSONHOOD is considered to begin.
  • Benchmarking [M0029693]
    Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.
  • Benchmarking, Health Care [M0029692]
  • Biochemical Marker [M0023760]
  • Biodiversity [M0026833]
    The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.
  • Biological Markers [M0023752]
    Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
  • Biota [M0446338]
    The spectrum of different living organisms in an ecosystem.
  • Body Image [M0002748]
    Individuals' personal concept of their bodies as objects in and bound by space, independently and apart from all other objects.
  • Career Ladders [M0003479]
  • Career Mobility [M0003478]
    The upward or downward mobility in an occupation or the change from one occupation to another.
  • Caste [M0020009]
  • Cell Nucleus Shape [M0491595]
    The quality of surface form or outline of the CELL NUCLEUS.
  • Cell Shape [M0026137]
    The quality of surface form or outline of CELLS.
  • Clinical Competence [M0004566]
    The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.
  • Clinical Ladders [M0003480]
  • Clinical Skill [M0004567]
  • Cohort Effect [M0024441]
    Variation in health status arising from different causal factors to which each birth cohort in a population is exposed as environment and society change.
  • Competence [M0025499]
  • Compromising of Data [M0025178]
  • Consumer Preference [M0005063]
  • Consumer Product Safety [M0005060]
  • Consumer Satisfaction [M0005062]
    Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.
  • Contraceptive Availability [M0009895]
  • contraindications [M0030912]
    Used with drugs, chemicals, and biological and physical agents in any disease or physical state that might render their use improper, undesirable, or inadvisable. Used also with contraindicated diagnostic, therapeutic, prophylactic, anesthetic, surgical or other procedures.
  • Data Quality [M0018852]
  • Data Security [M0025183]
  • Death with Dignity [M0019116]
  • Demographic Effectiveness [M0017296]
  • Denture Stability [M0005921]
  • Developed Countries [M0028439]
    Countries that have reached a level of economic achievement through an increase of production, per capita income and consumption, and utilization of natural and human resources.
  • Developing Countries [M0006098]
    Countries in the process of change directed toward economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.
  • Device Safety [M0007647]
  • Diagnostic Errors [M0006189]
    Incorrect diagnoses after clinical examination or technical diagnostic procedures.
  • Diet, Atherogenic [M0006329]
  • Diet, Cariogenic [M0006330]
  • Diet, Macrobiotic [M0023967]
    An approach to nutrition based on whole cereal grains, beans, cooked vegetables and the Chinese YIN-YANG principle. It advocates a diet consisting of organic and locally grown foods, seasonal vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and fewer fats, sugars, and chemically processed foods.
  • Diet, Mediterranean [M0416032]
    A diet typical of the Mediterranean region characterized by a pattern high in fruits and vegetables, cereals and bread, potatoes, poultry, beans, nuts, olive oil and fish while low in red meat and dairy and moderate in alcohol consumption.
  • Diet, Vegetarian [M0022577]
    Dietary practice of completely avoiding meat products in their DIET, consuming vegetables, grains, and nuts. Some who are called lacto-ovo also include milk and egg products.
  • Disease Susceptibility [M0006569]
    A constitution or condition of the body which makes the tissues react in special ways to certain extrinsic stimuli and thus tends to make the individual more than usually susceptible to certain diseases.
  • Disincentives [M0014107]
  • Drug Incompatibility [M0006832]
    The quality of not being miscible with another given substance without a chemical change. One drug is not of suitable composition to be combined or mixed with another agent or substance. The incompatibility usually results in an undesirable reaction, including chemical alteration or destruction. (Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)
  • Drug Stability [M0006846]
  • Educational Status [M0007113]
    Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
  • Educational Status, Maternal [M0007116]
  • Emotional Bonds [M0015166]
  • Employment [M0007319]
    The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.
  • Enzyme Stability [M0007524]
    The extent to which an enzyme retains its structural conformation or its activity when subjected to storage, isolation, and purification or various other physical or chemical manipulations, including proteolytic enzymes and heat.
  • Equipment Failure Analysis [M0029029]
    Determination of reliability and maintainability of equipment.
  • Equipment Safety [M0007644]
    Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.
  • Esthetics, Dental [M0007769]
    Skills, techniques, standards, and principles used to improve the art and symmetry of the teeth and face to improve the appearance as well as the function of the teeth, mouth, and face. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p108)
  • Ethics in Publishing [M0024298]
  • ethnicity [M0030408]
  • ethnology [M0030405]
    Used with diseases for ethnic, cultural, or anthropological aspects, and with geographic headings to indicate the place of origin of a group of people.
  • Extraordinary Treatment [M0012503]
  • Food Preferences [M0008694]
    The selection of one food over another.
  • Futility [M0027669]
  • Gender Issues [M0011549]
  • Generation Gap [M0025721]
  • Ghettos [M0017396]
  • Hardness [M0009802]
  • Hazards, Equipment [M0007645]
  • Health Priorities [M0009885]
    Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
  • Health Services Accessibility [M0009897]
    The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
  • Health Services Needs [M0009905]
  • Health Services Needs and Demand [M0009906]
    Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
  • Health Status [M0009914]
    The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
  • Healthcare Quality Assessment [M0018318]
  • Hierarchy, Social [M0010345]
    Social rank-order established by certain behavioral patterns.
  • Histocompatibility [M0010408]
    The degree of antigenic similarity between the tissues of different individuals, which determines the acceptance or rejection of allografts.
  • Hospital Mortality [M0025912]
    A vital statistic measuring or recording the rate of death from any cause in hospitalized populations.
  • Hydrophobicity [M0379615]
    The property of substances of reduced affinity for or repulsion of water.
  • Illiteracy [M0007114]
  • In Vitro [M0011184]
  • Incentives [M0014108]
  • Incompetency, Mental [M0025500]
  • Individuality [M0011232]
    Those psychological characteristics which differentiate individuals from one another.
  • Inequalities [M0020084]
  • Institutional Liability [M0025027]
  • Insurance Selection Bias [M0023513]
    Adverse of favorable selection bias exhibited by insurers or enrollees resulting in disproportionate enrollment of certain groups of people.
  • Job Ladders [M0003481]
  • Justice [M0020030]
  • Legal Obligations [M0011884]
  • Liability, Legal [M0025028]
    Accountability and responsibility to another, enforceable by civil or criminal sanctions.
  • Limitation of Activity, Chronic [M0000314]
  • Literacy [M0007115]
  • Live Birth [M0439681]
    The event that a FETUS is born alive with heartbeats or RESPIRATION regardless of GESTATIONAL AGE. Such a newborn is called a liveborn INFANT.
  • Locale [M0009898]
  • Malpractice [M0012953]
    Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
  • Markers, Clinical [M0023753]
  • Markers, Immunologic [M0023756]
  • Markers, Laboratory [M0023757]
  • Marriage Patterns [M0013059]
  • Matched-Pair Analysis [M0025256]
    A type of analysis in which subjects in a study group and a comparison group are made comparable with respect to extraneous factors by individually pairing study subjects with the comparison group subjects (e.g., age-matched controls).
  • Materials Failure Analysis [M0029027]
  • Medical Device Safety [M0007646]
  • Medical Errors [M0028733]
    Errors or mistakes committed by health professionals which result in harm to the patient. They include errors in diagnosis (DIAGNOSTIC ERRORS), errors in the administration of drugs and other medications (MEDICATION ERRORS), errors in the performance of surgical procedures, in the use of other types of therapy, in the use of equipment, and in the interpretation of laboratory findings. Medical errors are differentiated from MALPRACTICE in that the former are regarded as honest mistakes or accidents while the latter is the result of negligence, reprehensible ignorance, or criminal intent.
  • Medically Underserved Area [M0013242]
    A geographic location which has insufficient health resources (manpower and/or facilities) to meet the medical needs of the resident population.
  • Medication Errors [M0013245]
    Errors in prescribing, dispensing, or administering medication with the result that the patient fails to receive the correct drug or the indicated proper drug dosage.
  • Mental Competency [M0025498]
    The ability to understand the nature and effect of the act in which the individual is engaged. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed).
  • Mental Suffering [M0390124]
    Severe psychological and/or spiritual distress.
  • Method Acceptability [M0016025]
  • Misinformation [M0004873]
  • mRNA Instability [M0444198]
  • mRNA Stability [M0439896]
  • Needs [M0009907]
  • Negative Eugenics [M0007939]
  • Negligence [M0012954]
  • Negligence, Professional [M0390383]
  • Neoplasm Staging [M0014582]
    Methods which attempt to express in replicable terms the extent of the neoplasm in the patient.
  • No-Fault Insurance [M0011464]
  • Normality [M0391144]
    The state of conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern. (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)
  • Nutritive Value [M0015127]
    An indication of the contribution of a food to the nutrient content of the diet. This value depends on the quantity of a food which is digested and absorbed and the amounts of the essential nutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals, vitamins) which it contains. This value can be affected by soil and growing conditions, handling and storage, and processing.
  • Object Relations [M0015167]
  • Observer Variation [M0023933]
    The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).
  • Organelle Shape [M0491582]
    The quality of surface form or outline of ORGANELLES.
  • organization [M0030663]
  • Organizational Culture [M0023521]
    Beliefs and values shared by all members of the organization. These shared values are reflected in the day to day operations of the organization.
  • Paired Comparisons [M0025257]
  • Pathogenicity [M0413030]
    The capacity of a microorganism to cause disease.
  • pathogenicity [M0030684]
    Used with microorganisms, viruses, and parasites for studies of their ability to cause disease in man, animals, or plants.
  • Patient Preference [M0025928]
  • Patient Satisfaction [M0025927]
    The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
  • Personal Liability [M0025029]
  • Personal Satisfaction [M0016382]
    The individual's experience of a sense of fulfillment of a need or want and the quality or state of being satisfied.
  • Physician Impairment [M0016791]
    The physician's inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to the patient due to the physician's disability. Common causes include alcohol and drug abuse, mental illness, physical disability, and senility.
  • Physician Shortage Area [M0013244]
  • Pliability [M0027856]
    The quality or state of being able to be bent or creased repeatedly. (From Webster, 3d ed)
  • Porosity [M0024550]
    Condition of having pores or open spaces. This often refers to bones, bone implants, or bone cements, but can refer to the porous state of any solid substance.
  • Poverty Areas [M0017397]
    City, urban, rural, or suburban areas which are characterized by severe economic deprivation and by accompanying physical and social decay.
  • Precipitating Factors [M0024435]
    Factors associated with the definitive onset of a disease, illness, accident, behavioral response, or course of action. Usually one factor is more important or more obviously recognizable than others, if several are involved, and one may often be regarded as "necessary". Examples include exposure to specific disease; amount or level of an infectious organism, drug, or noxious agent, etc.
  • Pregnancy Outcome [M0017483]
    Results of conception and ensuing pregnancy, including LIVE BIRTH; STILLBIRTH; SPONTANEOUS ABORTION; INDUCED ABORTION. The outcome may follow natural or artificial insemination or any of the various ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES, such as EMBRYO TRANSFER or FERTILIZATION IN VITRO.
  • Professional Competence [M0017649]
    The capability to perform the duties of one's profession generally, or to perform a particular professional task, with skill of an acceptable quality.
  • Professional Impairment [M0017654]
    The inability of a health professional to provide proper professional care of patients due to his or her physical and/or mental disability.
  • Professional Liability [M0025030]
  • Professional Misconduct [M0382892]
    Violation of laws, regulations, or professional standards.
  • Program Acceptability [M0016029]
  • Program Accessibility [M0009899]
  • Program Appropriateness [M0023723]
  • Program Effectiveness [M0023724]
  • Program Sustainability [M0023726]
  • Prosthesis Failure Analysis [M0029028]
  • Psychosocial Factors [M0018012]
  • Public Opinion [M0018096]
    The attitude of a significant portion of a population toward any given proposition, based upon a measurable amount of factual evidence, and involving some degree of reflection, analysis, and reasoning.
  • Publication Bias [M0026660]
    The influence of study results on the chances of publication and the tendency of investigators, reviewers, and editors to submit or accept manuscripts for publication based on the direction or strength of the study findings. Publication bias has an impact on the interpretation of clinical trials and meta-analyses. Bias can be minimized by insistence by editors on high-quality research, thorough literature reviews, acknowledgement of conflicts of interest, modification of peer review practices, etc.
  • Qualitative Evaluation [M0007979]
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care [M0018316]
    Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
  • Quality Indicators [M0029690]
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care [M0029691]
    Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.
  • Quality of Health Care [M0018320]
    The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
  • Quality of Life [M0018321]
    A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
  • Readability [M0401525]
  • Recovery of Function [M0029867]
    A partial or complete return to the normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part following disease or trauma.
  • Rehabilitation Outcome [M0025709]
  • Relative Risk [M0019128]
  • Reliability (Epidemiology) [M0023359]
  • Reliability and Validity [M0023360]
  • Reliability of Results [M0023361]
  • Reproducibility of Results [M0023362]
    The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
  • Research Misconduct [M0024301]
  • Right to Life [M0382912]
  • Rights [M0010650]
    Justified claims that require action or restraint from others, i.e., impose positive or negative duties on others. (from Gillon, Raanan, "Rights," BMJ: 1985 Jun 22; 290(6485): 1890-1891). Used for the concept of rights in a philosophical sense, often contrasted with MORAL OBLIGATIONS.
  • Risk [M0019126]
    The probability that an event will occur. It encompasses a variety of measures of the probability of a generally unfavorable outcome.
  • Risks and Benefits [M0408370]
  • RNA Instability [M0444197]
  • RNA Stability [M0328071]
    The extent to which an RNA molecule retains its structural integrity and resists degradation by RNASE, and base-catalyzed HYDROLYSIS, under changing in vivo or in vitro conditions.
  • School Admission Criteria [M0019506]
    Requirements for the selection of students for admission to academic institutions.
  • Scientific Misconduct [M0024300]
    Intentional falsification of scientific data by presentation of fraudulent or incomplete or uncorroborated findings as scientific fact.
  • Selection Criteria [M0027848]
  • Serum Markers [M0023758]
  • Slums [M0017398]
  • Social Class [M0020011]
    A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.
  • Social Impact [M0020007]
  • Social Justice [M0020031]
    An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.
  • Socioeconomic Status [M0020012]
  • Speech Intelligibility [M0020249]
    Ability to make speech sounds that are recognizable.
  • Standards [M0018675]
  • Status, Occupational [M0007320]
  • Stillbirth [M0443439]
    The event that a FETUS is born dead or stillborn.
  • Stressful Events [M0012496]
  • Structure-Activity Relationship [M0020625]
    The relationship between the chemical structure of a compound and its biological or pharmacological activity. Compounds are often classed together because they have structural characteristics in common including shape, size, stereochemical arrangement, and distribution of functional groups. Other factors contributing to structure-activity relationship include chemical reactivity, electronic effects, resonance, and inductive effects.
  • Surgical Errors [M0028732]
  • Surrogate Endpoints [M0023755]
  • Surrogate Markers [M0023754]
  • Symbiotic Relations (Psychology) [M0015165]
  • Technical Expertise [M0017651]
  • Treatment Effectiveness [M0025708]
  • Treatment Failure [M0026121]
    A measure of the quality of health care by assessment of unsuccessful results of management and procedures used in combating disease, in individual cases or series.
  • Treatment Outcome [M0025707]
    Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, practicability, etc., of these interventions in individual cases or series.
  • Underemployment [M0007324]
  • Utopias [M0022441]
  • Validity (Epidemiology) [M0023363]
  • Validity of Results [M0023364]
  • Value of Life [M0378697]
    The intrinsic moral worth ascribed to a living being. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
  • veterinary [M0030860]
    Used for naturally occurring diseases in animals, or for diagnostic, preventive, or therapeutic procedures used in veterinary medicine.
  • Viral Markers [M0023759]
  • virulence [M0030685]
  • Voice Quality [M0022834]
    That component of SPEECH which gives the primary distinction to a given speaker's VOICE when pitch and loudness are excluded. It involves both phonatory and resonatory characteristics. Some of the descriptions of voice quality are harshness, breathiness and nasality.
  • Wettability [M0026055]
    The quality or state of being wettable or the degree to which something can be wet. This is also the ability of any solid surface to be wetted when in contact with a liquid whose surface tension is reduced so that the liquid spreads over the surface of the solid.
  • Women's Status [M0023002]
  • Wrongful Birth [M0024410]
  • Wrongful Life [M0024409]
    In civil law a cause of action which alleges that a defendant has wrongfully caused a child to be born.