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02Health  
SCOPE NOTE
  • This division includes the following NPISHs:- General and specialized hospitals, nursing and convalescent homes, medical and maternity centres, hospices for terminally ill persons;- surgeries, clinics, vaccination centres and dispensaries;- rehabilitation centres where the objective is to treat patients rather than to provide long-term support;- volunteer organizations for ambulance crews and paramedical personnel that provide emergency medical services;- organizations that promote public health and health education;- organizations that provide medical services to persons who are victims of wars, famines and natural catastrophes whether in their own country or abroad;- organizations that undertake research and scientific studies on medical and health matters and trust funds or charitable organizations that finance such activities;- charitable foundations that provide financial support for hospitals, nursing homes, surgeries, etc. and charitable foundations that provide financial support for patients.Includes: hospitals, nursing homes, surgeries, etc. funded by religious organizations.Excludes: residential homes for elderly or disabled persons (05.1.0); shelters for homeless persons (05.1.0).
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Santé

French

Здравоохранение

Russian

Salud

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http://unstats.un.org/unsd/cr/references/copni/version1/02
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