Technical Terms

algology angiography
cardiothoracic surgery or cardiothoracic vascular surgery
diagnostic services
ENT gastroenterology
The domain of medical practices that support medicai professionals. Allied health professionals collaborate with physicians and other members of the health care team to deliver diagnostics, technical, therapeutic and direct patient care and support services to the patients they serve for the identification, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disabilities and disorders
The branch of medicine involving the study of pain
The radiographic visualisation of the biood vessels after injection of a radio-opaque substance
Procedure that involves removal of whole blood from a patient or donor, followed by removal of one or more components (plasma, blood platelets, or white blood cells) from the blood, and transfusion of the remaining blood back into the donor
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Critical care unit
Coronary intensive care unit
Centrai sterile supply department
Computed tomography used for medical imaging employing tomography created by computer processing to generate a three dimensional image of the inside of an object from a large series of x-ray images taken around a single axis of rotation
The branch of medicine that deals with diseases and abnormalities of the heart
The field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the thorax (the chest) ­generally treatment of conditions of the heart (heart disease) and lungs (lung disease). Vascular surgeries are surgeries of the blood vessels
Operation where the skin or tissue (or wound) is burned with a heated instrument or caustic substance in order to stop bleeding
A flexible fibre-optic instrument inserted through the anus in order to examine the colon
Refers to medicai procedures, examinations, imaging, clinical laboratory and other tests performed to identify the condition that is causing symptoms or to determine the status of a condition
Ear, nose and throat
The branch of medicine which deals with disorders of the stomach and intestines
general surgery
greenfield HDU haematology
haemodialysis or renal dialysis
hUb-and-spoke model
medical travel
NICU neonatology
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A discipline that requires knowledge of and familiarity with a broad spectrum of diseases that may require surgical treatment; these include (alimentary tract, abdomen and its contents, breast, skin and soft tissue, endocrine system); However, there are some types of disease in which comprehensive knowledge and experience is not generally gained in the course of a standard general surgical training
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High dependency unit
The branch of medicine involving study and treatment of the blood and blood-forming organs
The process of diffusing blood across a semipermeable membrane to remove substances that a normal kidney would eliminate, including poisons, drugs, urea, uric acid, and creatinine. Renal dialysis may restore electrolytes and acid­base imbalances
An operating model which comprises of hub hospitals and spoke hospitals. Please refer to Section 8.2.5 of this Prospectus for descriptions of hUb hospitals and spoke hospitals
Intensive care unit
In-vitro fertilisation
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, a type of refractive surgery for correcting myopia, hyperobia and astigmatism
Magnetic resonance imaging, a type of medical imaging technique to visualise detailed internal structure by making use of the property of nuclear magnetic resonance to image nuclei of atoms inside the body
The activity of seeking medical treatment outside the borders of one’s own country, and requires a patient to travel to a destination country, including making necessary arrangements (akin to a tourist) such as entry visas I permits, transfers and accommodation
Neonatal intensive care unit
The branch of medicine concerned with the deveiopment, and disorders of newborn babies
The branch of medicine that deals with the physiology and diseases of the kidneys
neurosurgery obstetrics
oncology ophthalmology
primary care
quaternary care
reconstructive and maxillofacial surgery rectoscopy
rheumatology The branch of medicine concerned with both neurology and psychiatry. Neurology deals with the physiology and disease of the nervous system. Psychiatry involves the study and treatment of mental, emotional, or behavioural disorders
Surgery performed on the nervous system, especially the brain and spinal cord
The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery
The study and treatment of tumours
The branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye
Medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves
The branch of medicine involving study and treatment of diseases related to ear, nose, and throat
Positron emission tomography, a type of nuclear medical imaging technique to visualise detailed internal structures by detecting pairs of gamma rays emitted indirectly by radionuclide
The most basic healthcare services that is provided to the general public, delivered by primary care physicians, nurses or family doctors on an outpatient basis. Primary care services are generally prOVided through health centres, clinics and sometimes, pharmacies and also include administering first-aid to injuries and dentai services
The highest level of healthcare services which involve high­risk and complex surgeries such as organ transplants
Reconstructing surgery relating to the jaws and face
Procedure for inspecting the rectum, usually done using a speculum or tubular instrument with illumination
The stUdy of rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments
tertiary care
traumatoiogy urology
The intermediate healthcare services or consultation by medical specialists to patients, usually referred by primary care personnel and may be delivered on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Secondary care is typically provided in specialist clinics, hospitals and medical centres that have special facilities for diagnostic, inpatient treatment and general surgeries. Secondary care services are supported by healthcare workers such as nurses, pharmacists and allied health personnei
Third party healthcare administration
The level of healthcare services provided to patients which typically involve specialist consultative care, advanced treatment or complex surgery and inpatient care. Tertiary care patients are usually referred by primary or secondary care personnel. The provision of these services is delivered via hospitals and medical centres with specialised equipment and facilities for complex medical interventions. Examples of tertiary care include cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, reconstructive surgery and cancer treatment
The study of wounds and injuries, and the surgical therapy and repair of the damage
The branch of medicine that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males

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