Descriptions of the terminology in the “Healthcare Terms for Non-Healthcare Related Individuals” are specifically defined for use in the context of the UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Campus and may differ from other usage.
A real or perceived wrong that triggers out Patient Relations department to perform a formal investigation and follow-up. Also, see “patient grievance.”
GRAFT VS. HOST DISEASE
A condition that might occur after an allogeneic transplant. The donated bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells view the recipient’s body as foreign and the donated cells/bone marrow attack the body.
GME (GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION)
Required education for medical students, residents, educators, academic physicians, and residency/fellowship program directors.
GIMO (GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE OAKLAND)
A practice of the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP)