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Mississippi (pronunciation: /ˌmɪsɪˈsɪpi/) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.


The name Mississippi comes from the French "Messipi" - the French rendering of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe or Algonquin) name for the river, "Misi-ziibi," which means "Great River."

Related Terms

  • United States: The country where Mississippi is located.
  • Southeastern United States: The region of the United States where Mississippi is located.
  • River: A large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another river. The state of Mississippi is named after the Mississippi River.
  • Great River: The meaning of the Anishinaabe name for the Mississippi River.

Health Care in Mississippi

Health care in Mississippi involves several public and private funding sources, providers, and systems. The state has been ranked low in terms of health care quality, access, and outcomes.

Related Terms

  • Public Health: The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals.
  • Private Health Care: Health care provided in a private setting, such as a private practice or privately owned hospital.
  • Health Care Quality: The degree to which health care services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge.
  • Health Care Access: The ability of an individual or group to obtain or receive health care services.
  • Health Care Outcomes: The changes in health status (positive or negative) that result from the provision of health care services.

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