Page references followed by fig indicate an illustrated figure; followed by t indicate a table, followed by p
indicates a photograph.
Accreditation: definition of; The Joint Commission governing of
Action research. See also Program evaluation
Advanced practice nurses
Adverse patient behavior
Advocacy: consumer; description of; lobbying form of; nonprofit; politics of
Advocacy groups: information dissemination by; public perception of risk influenced by; research and politics related to
African Americans: ED (emergency department) visits by; health care disparity and; health services utilization by; lifestyle health risks of; Tuskegee experiment on. See also Racial/ethnic differences
Age differences: ...