Health Care Provider

Any person who provides health care goods or services to a patient, inclusive of health care professionals, trainees, students and other persons acting at the direction of a health care provider.

Can include physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, psychologists, physiotherapists, dieticians, etc. Often equated with but not exactly the same as "regulated health professionals" who are health care providers whose scope of practice is controlled by legislated regulatory professional bodies.

Related Concepts

    • Synonyms: Physician, Prescriber, Clinician, Practitioner

    • Terminology: MeSH