5. What organizations and activities are considered to be part of medical care systems?


We define the medical care sector to include any organization, program, or service that helps individuals obtain access to clinical services that prevent, treat, or manage diseases and injuries, including services for physical health conditions, mental health conditions, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities. This sector includes the providers, purchasers, insurers, and payers of these services as well as the suppliers of associated products and technologies, such as pharmaceutical products and health information technologies.