Glossary of Healthcare Terms

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Value in Exchange

An orderly disposition of a mass assemblage of the assets in place but not as a going concern enterprise; also known as "liquidation value."

Value in Use

The premise of value which assumes that the assets will continue to be used as part of an ongoing business enterprise, producing an economic benefit of ownership of a going concern.

Venture Capital

A subset of private equity financing that focuses on smaller emerging companies.

Vertical Integration

"The aggregation of dissimilar but related business units, companies, or organizations under a single ownership or management in order to provide a full range of related products and services."


A company

Walk-In Clinics

Centers which provide treatment of non-acute illnesses and conditions after hours and on weekends.

Weighted Average Cost of Capital

The cost of capital (discount rate) determined by the weighted average, at market value, of the cost of all financing sources in the business enterprise

Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

A blend of the cost of an enterprise

Wellness Programs

Wellness programs are plans offered to employees by employers that encourage healthier living habits, such as weight loss initiatives and assistance in quitting smoking.

Wound Treatment Centers

Facilities which treat chronic wounds; may be freestanding or affiliated with a hospital or health system.
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