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Refusal to Treat MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Refusal to Treat
Tree Number(s)
N04.590.233.727.605
N05.300.100.675
Unique ID
D016079
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016079
Annotation
refusal of a health professional to treat a patient: do not confuse with PATIENT REFUSAL OF TREATMENT see TREATMENT REFUSAL
Scope Note
Refusal of the health professional to initiate or continue treatment of a patient or group of patients. The refusal can be based on any reason. The concept is differentiated from PATIENT REFUSAL OF TREATMENT see TREATMENT REFUSAL which originates with the patient and not the health professional.
Entry Term(s)
Patient Abandonment
Physician Refusal to Treat
Previous Indexing
Attitude of Health Personnel (1968-1990)
Continuity of Patient Care (1975-1990)
Physician-Patient Relations (1966-1990)
Public MeSH Note
91
History Note
91
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1990/06/07
Revision Date
2002/10/31
Refusal to Treat Preferred
Physician Refusal to Treat Narrower
Patient Abandonment Narrower
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