Supply Chain Management main glossary
This is a glossary of key terms used throughout the site.
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Traditional medicine refers to all knowledge, skills and health practices based on theories, beliefs and experiences that are indigenous to a culture. These practices may be used to maintain health as well as to prevent, diagnose, improve or treat physical and mental illness.
A treatment episode is a standard period of treatment during which a patient is given a specific medicine. Treatment episodes are used as a base for comparison in healthcare statistics. They are also an important feature for the forecasting and quantification of medicines, the second step in the supply chain cycle.