gatekeeper

Definitions

Commerce

  • noun a person who acts as a screen between a group and people outside the group (such as an interviewer in the human resources department who screens job applicants)
  • noun a person who controls the flow of information within an organisation and so has a great influence on its policy

Health Economics

  • (written as Gatekeeper)
    A community-based provider (often a general practitioner) who, in many managed health care plans and public health care systems, coordinates the patient's diagnosis treatment across the various possible disciplines and professions and who refers patients to secondary care for specialist treatment.

Information & Library Science

Media Studies

  • noun the person on a newspaper who undertakes the gatekeeping role
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