Programs that pay the health care expenses of people who are unable to obtain necessary care without assistance. Medical expense assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
Programs that are staffed by specialists who have expertise in diagnosing abnormal changes in tissue removed during surgery and postmortem examinations. they analyze case histories, prepare tissues for microscopic examination, and diagnose the nature and source of pathological conditions causing illness or death.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.