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Hospitals and Other Health Facilities


  WX 1-100 Reference Works. General Works
  WX 140-147 Facility Design and Construction. Equipment
  WX 150-190 Hospital Administration and Health Facility Administration
  WX 200-225 Clinical Departments and Units


Reference Works. General Works

 
WX 1
Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Includes membership lists issued serially or separately. Classify directories in WX 22. Classify annual reports, journals, etc., in W1.
 
WX 2
Serial hospital reports (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify here hospital administrative reports and statistics. Classify clinical material, e.g., Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Guy's Hospital Reports, etc., in W1. Classify administrative reports and statistics of several hospitals under governmental administration in W2.
 
Collected works (General)
WX 5
By several authors
WX 7
By individual authors
 
WX 9
Addresses. Essays. Lectures (General)
 
WX 11
History (Table G)
Cf. WX 27-28 History of individual hospitals or groups of individual hospitals. Classify history of emergency or ambulance services in WX 215.
WX 11.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WX 13
Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WX 15
Classification. Terminology
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify works on accreditation and standards in WX 40.
 
WX 16
Tables. Statistics
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WX 17
Atlases. Pictorial works
 
WX 18
Education
Classify here works about education.
 
WX 18.2
Educational materials
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.
 
WX 19
Schools, departments, and faculties of hospital administration
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WX 20
Research (General)
Classify here works about research in general. Classify works about research on a particular subject by subject.
 
WX 21
Hospital medicine as a profession. Ethics. Peer review
Classify hospital administration as a career in WX 155.
 
WX 22
Directories (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WX 22.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
[WX 26]
[This number not used]
Classify works on equipment and supplies in WX 147. Classify catalogs in W 26.
 
WX 26.5
Informatics. Automatic data processing. Computers (General)
Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.
 
Specific hospitals, medical centers, and health facilities
Classify here non-serial hospital reports. Classify serial reports in WX 2. Classify reports of army hospitals in UH 470-475; on those of naval hospitals in VG 410-450. Classify works on special types of hospitals or of specialized departments of general hospitals in the appropriate schedule for the field, e.g., isolation hospitals in WC 27-28. Classify works on psychiatric departments of general hospitals in WM 27-28, etc.
WX 27
Collective (Table G)
WX 27.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
WX 28
Individual (Cutter from name of hospital) (Table G)
 
Museums, exhibitions, etc.
WX 28.5
Collective
WX 28.55
Individual (Cutter from name of museum, etc.)
 
Hospices and hospice care programs
WX 28.6
Collective (Table G)
WX 28.61
General coverage (Not Table G)
WX 28.62
Individual (Table G)
 
WX 29
Day care centers and programs (Table G)
WX 29.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
Cf. WA 310-320 Child day care centers; WT 29-29.1 Geriatric day care centers; WX 205 Hospital outpatient clinics.
 
WX 32
Laws (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WX 32.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WX 33
Discussion of law. (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WX 33.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WX 39
Handbooks. Resource guides
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify hospital staff manuals in WX 159; those for hospital medical staff only in WX 203.
 
WX 40
Accreditation. Licensure. Standards (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WX 40.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WX 100
General works


Facility Design and Construction. Equipment

 
WX 140
Health facility design and construction (Table G)
Classify works on special types of facilities in form number 27-28 in any NLM schedule where applicable or with the corresponding department in the hospital, e.g., Physical therapy department WX 223.
WX 140.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WX 147
Equipment and supplies
Classify catalogs in W 26.


Hospital Administration and Health Facility Administration

 
WX 150
General works (Table G)
WX 150.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WX 153
Utilization review. Quality of service. Medical audit
 
WX 155
Hospital and health facility administration as a career. Professional opportunities
 
WX 157
Financial administration. Business management. Cost accounting (Table G)
WX 157.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
WX 157.4
Multi-institutional systems
WX 157.8
Diagnosis-related groups
 
WX 158
Hospitalization
Include here narrative reports on admissions and discharges; also on patient readmissions. Classify works that are largely statistical in WX 16. Classify works on hospitalization insurance in W 160.
WX 158.5
Hospital patients. Attitude and compliance. Satisfaction
 
WX 159
Hospital personnel administration. Staff manuals. Career literature
Classify manuals for professional staff only in WX 203.
WX 159.5
Volunteers
Classify works on professional hospital social work in W 322.
WX 159.8
Collective bargaining in hospital employment
 
WX 160
Public relations. Inter-institutional relations. Staff relations and attitude
 
WX 161
Hospital shops
 
WX 162
Hospital care. Patient care planning. Long-term care
Classify works limited to nursing care in WY; on long term care of geriatric patients in WT 31. For general comprehensive works on patient care planning, use W 84.7-84.8.
WX 162.5
Patient care team
 
WX 165
General housekeeping. Maintenance. Laundries. Environmental control
 
WX 167
Cross infection prevention and control
Cf. WC 195 for general works on infection control; WU 29 for dental infection control.
 
WX 168
Hospital food service
 
WX 173
Medical records. Medical record administrators
Cf. WB 290 for works on medical history taking in general.
WX 175
Computerized medical records
 
WX 179
Hospital pharmacy service. Hospital medication systems
 
WX 185
Safety management
 
WX 186
Disaster planning and response
Classify here works pertaining to health facility responses to disasters outside of the hospital, including emergency response associated with disasters. Cf. WA 295 for works on public health aspects.
 
WX 187
Chaplaincy service
 
WX 190
Mobile health units


Clinical Departments and Units


Classify works on specialty departments in the hospital number for the specialty, e.g., psychiatric wards in WM 27-28.
 
WX 200
General works
Include works on services not indexed elsewhere.
 
WX 203
Medical personnel. Interns. Staff manuals. Ward manuals and precedent books
Classify general staff manuals and those for non-professional personnel in WX 159.
 
WX 205
Hospital outpatient clinics. Ambulatory care facilities
Cf. WB 101 for works on general ambulatory care.
 
WX 207
Clinical and pathological laboratories
Classify works on laboratories not connected with hospitals in QY 23-24.
 
WX 215
Emergency service
Include here works on general emergency health services not indexed elsewhere. Cf. WB 105 Medical emergencies. Classify those connected with occupational medicine in WA 400-495. Classify emergency response associated with disasters in WX 186.
 
WX 216
Transportation of patients. Ambulance service
Includes non-emergency transportation of patients. Cf. WX 158 Patient transfer
 
WX 218
Intensive care units. Critical care (General)
Cf. WY 154 for works on nursing care. Classify works on critical care in the specialty fields with the specialty, e.g., Cardiac emergencies WG 205; Coronary care units WG 27-28. Classify works on critical care of infants and children in WS 366, of neonates in WS 421.
 
[WX 221]
[This number not used]
Classify X-ray services in WN 27-28.
 
WX 223
Physical therapy department
 
WX 225
Occupational therapy department

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