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English translation: general practitoners (GPs) I primary assistance physicians

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Spanish term or phrase:facultativos de asistencia primaria
English translation:general practitoners (GPs) I primary assistance physicians
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18:42 May 2, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: FACULTATIVOS DE ASISTENCIA PRIMARIA/UNIDADES DE SUEÑO
EL PAPEL DE LOS FACULTATIVOS DE ASISTENCIA PRIMARIA ES CLAVE EN LA CADENA DE SOSPECHA DIAGNÓSTICA, REMITIENDO A LOS PACIENTES CON PROBABILIDAD CLÍNICA DE S.A.S HACIA ATENCIÓN ESPECIALIZADA, DIRECTAMENTE REPRESENTADA EN MUCHOS CASOS POR LAS UNIDADES DE SUEÑO

FACULTATIVOS DE ASISTENCIA PRIMARIA ( casualty???staff, GP???)

UNIDADES DE SUEÑO (ward???)

Con ASISTENCIA PRIMARIA, me gustaría saber lo que se entiende por ello

GRACIAS
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 14:59
explained below
Explanation:
Facultativos de asistencia primaria= GP's "asistencia primaria" significa el cuidado inicial que se recibe cuando se va al medico de cabecera, en centros no especializados

"Unidades de Sueño" son "sleep disorders centers/clinics/research centers", especializados en el tratamiento de enfermedades relacionadas con el sueño.
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Isabel Peralta
Spain
Local time: 14:59
Grading comment
All answers were great, but this one confirmed the GB terms, which were what I needed.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naexplained below
Isabel Peralta
naexplained below
Isabel Peralta
naPrimary Care Physicians / Sleep LabsFuad Yahya
naprimary care physicians/doctors; sleep labs
Yolanda Broad


  

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43 mins
primary care physicians/doctors; sleep labs


Explanation:
From Oxford Superlex: [médicos] facultativos: facultativo2 m, f (frml) doctor, physician (AmE)

All the hits I found on Google for "unidades de sueño" seem to have to do with apnea (a condition where the sleeper stops breathing temporarily.)

Found this, which looks interesting:
Enlaces Neurológicos -Sueño- (Apuntes de Neurología)
... de todo el mundo y en Sleep Labs se hace lo mismo con Unidades de Sueño acreditadas. En el apartado News Links se pueden consultar varios artículos sobre ...
personal4.iddeo.es/dezpeleta/sleep.htm

"El Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, de Santander, tiene la intención de contener el aumento del gasto de la Unidad del Sueño, que en los últimos años está creciendo por la demanda cada vez mayor de los pacientes con apnea del sueño."
www.diariomedico.com/gestion/ges310397.html

Google search results URLs:


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=%22m%E9dic...
    (41 hits): www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=%22UNIDADES+DE+SUE%D1O%22&btnG=Google+Search
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 08:59
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668
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3 hrs
Primary Care Physicians / Sleep Labs


Explanation:
ybroad's answer is perfect. I am merely supporting his answer and addressing the secondary question you asked about the meaning of "primary care.":

1. “Facultativos de asistencia primaria” (also called "médicos de asistencia primaria") is translated as “primary care physicians.” Here is a citation showing that:

http://www.healinghome.com/english/curriculum/curriculum.htm

“April 1991: 'Curso de Reumatología para Médicos de Asistencia Primaria'.(Rheumathology Course for Primary Care Physicians).”

You asked about the meaning of “Primary Care Physician.” This is the kind of physician whose assistance is sought first when help is needed and who can resolve most ordinary medical situations. If the situation requires a more specialized care, the doctor will refer the patient to a “secondary care” doctor or institution. In some cases, the patient may end up in a “tertiary care” facility. Example: The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where I work, is considered a tertiary care facility. Most secondary care and tertiary care physicians will not accept a patient without a referral from a primary care physician.

Here is an excerpt dealing with the definition of “primary care physician,” which, as you can see, is almost synonymous with “general practitioner.”

http://www2.jaring.my/pcdom/phc.htm

“Though many definitions of primary care which is also known as general practice have been proposed, one of the most frequently quoted is the Leeuwenhorst definition from 1974: "The general practitioner is a licensed medical graduate who gives personal, primary and continuing care to individuals, families and a practice population irrespective of age, sex and illness. It is the synthesis of these functions which is unique." The suggested new definition of general practice is as follows:

"The general practitioner is a specialist trained to work in the front line of a healthcare system and to take the initial steps to provide care for any health problem(s) that patients may have. The general practitioner takes care of individuals in a society, irrespective of the patient's type of disease or other personal and social characteristics, and organises the resources available in the healthcare system to the best advantage of the patients. The general practitioner engages with autonomous individuals across the fields of prevention, diagnosis, cure, care, and palliation, using and integrating the sciences of biomedicine, medical psychology, and medical sociology."

The American Academy of Family Physicians has four definitions taken together. They describe the care provided to the patient, the system of providing such care, the types of physicians whose role in the system is to provide primary care, and the role of other physicians, and non-physicians, in providing such care. The definitions can be found at the AAFP's web-site on Primary Care.”


2. “Unidades de sueño” (also called “unidades del sueño “ or “laboratorios del sueño”) is translated as “sleep labs.” Here is a citation showing some of the kinds of disorder investigated and/or treated in sleep labs:

http://www.sleepcor.com/frameset.asp

“Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Narcolepsy, Insomnia, Parasomnias, Hypersomnia, Excessive Daytime Somnolence (EDS) or Hypersonnia, Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep (PLMS), Restless Leg Syndrome.”

Fuad



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Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 193
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19 hrs
explained below


Explanation:
Facultativos de asistencia primaria= GP's "asistencia primaria" significa el cuidado inicial que se recibe cuando se va al medico de cabecera, en centros no especializados

"Unidades de Sueño" son "sleep disorders centers/clinics/research centers", especializados en el tratamiento de enfermedades relacionadas con el sueño.

Isabel Peralta
Spain
Local time: 14:59
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 25
Grading comment
All answers were great, but this one confirmed the GB terms, which were what I needed.
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19 hrs
explained below


Explanation:
Facultativos de asistencia primaria= GP's "asistencia primaria" significa el cuidado inicial que se recibe cuando se va al medico de cabecera, en centros no especializados

"Unidades de Sueño" son "sleep disorders centers/clinics/research centers", especializados en el tratamiento de enfermedades relacionadas con el sueño.

Isabel Peralta
Spain
Local time: 14:59
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 25
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