General Medicine. Health Professions
Note: Even though form numbers W 1–W 9 are displayed online with a space in between, do not input a space when recording these numbers in a bibliographic record.
Classify here government administrative reports and statistics, including administrative reports and statistics on several hospitals under governmental administration. Cf. WX 2 Hospital administrative reports and statistics.
As of July 1, 1988, NLM no longer assigns W3 to newly acquired publications, with the exception of analytics to ongoing serial publications already classified in W3.
Classify other topics and reproductions by subject. NLM does not use W4 for current materials.
History of a specific topic is classed with the topic. Classify the history of medical practice or services in general in WZ. Classify the history of forensic sciences in W 611.
Classify here works about education and the history of medical education. For education in the history of medicine, see WZ 18.
Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.
Classify works on virtual reality in W 26.55.C6.
Include here works on legal advice, court decisions and opinions, legal rights and obligations. Cf. W 700, etc., Forensic medicine.
Classify here works on relations with patients and other professionals. Classify works on the interpersonal relations of allied health personnel in W 21.5. Classify works on interpersonal relations within a particular specialty in the appropriate number in that schedule.
Classify works on public health administration in appropriate WA number.
Classify works on attitude toward particular subject with the subject, e.g., toward hospitals, WX 158.5.
Cf. W 21 Medicine as a profession. Include here general works about types of practice in medicine and allied fields. Classify works on specific medical specialties or allied fields by subject, e.g., on surgery in WO 21; on nursing in WY 101-145, etc.
Classify works on Medicare and medical care plans for the aged in WT 31.
Cf. W 100 General works, not subdivided by country. Classify works on specific types of insurance with the insurance.
Classify biographical or autobiographical works of medical missionary doctors and nurses in WZ 100.
Classify works on medical jurisprudence only in W 32.5-32.6. Cf. W 700.
Classify here general works on medical and pathological examination of criminal evidence, as well as works including material on medical jurisprudence. Classify works on medical jurisprudence only, in W 32.5-32.6.
Include here works on specialties not elsewhere classified, e.g., forensic chemistry, forensic anthropology, forensic toxicology, forensic genetics. Classify works on forensic nursing in WY 170.
Classify works on liability insurance in form number 44 with malpractice when available in NLM schedules or in HG 9990 if general material.