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the keeping of something within limits.
cost containment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management and facilitation of efficient and effective use of resources.


The concept of regional or global eradication of communicable disease, proposed by Fred Lowe Soper (1893-1977) in 1949 for the eradication of smallpox.


the keeping of something within limits.


A tactic used by police or armed forces for crowd control, in which a broad swath of officers push the crowd in a desired direction or prevent its egress, as occurs when the “kettle” completely surrounds the group. Kettling has been criticised as the crowd may be deprived of food, water or the access to toilet facilities.


Public health The confining or prevention of further dissemination of a potentially hazardous–eg biologic, radioactive or toxic–agent. See Biological containment, Biosafety levels, Regulated waste.


measures and protocols that are applied to limit contact of organisms, particularly PATHOGENS and GMOs, with the external environment:
  1. physical containment, achieved by regulating access, restricting air circulation and providing other physical barriers;

Different levels of containment apply depending on the perceived risk of a particular experiment.


n psychiatric mode of treatment for patients with conditions with which further deterioration is inevitable. In these cases, the primary goal of therapy is relief from symptoms and prevention of the progression of the illness.

Patient discussion about containment

Q. Which foods contain folic acid? I was told by my Doctor to take folic acid. Which foods are rich with folic acid so I can add them to my diet?

A. Folic acid is a B vitamin found in many vegetables, beans, fruits, whole grains, and in fortified breakfast cereals.

Q. Does anybody have good recipes for meals which don't contain gluten?? My 8 year old son has celiac disease. He is really suffering from not being able to eat so many things his brother and his friends can like pizza, pasta, birthday cakes, etc. I'd love him to have his own very tasty meals but I'm havin a hard time finding any recipes. If anyone knows some..

A. I have found some here- for chicken, pizza and brownies..
and also- I am sure you can buy a cookbook that has gluten-free recipes.

Q. Hello my dear friends, I want to know which foods contain Tran’s fats.

A. Welcome to this community Kennedy, Trans fats are present in variable amounts in a wide range of foods, including most foods made with partially hydrogenated oils, such as baked goods and fried foods, and some margarine products. Tran’s fats also occur naturally in low amounts in certain meats and dairy products.

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The key containment strategy in the SGH was to completely remove exposed patients and healthcare workers to TTSH, the designated SARS hospital.
When implementing a containment strategy, before considering the "engineering control system" or device required concentrate on:
These provisions must not only be protected, but strengthened during the health care reform negotiations including new steps towards medical liability reform which is essential to any health care cost containment strategy.
More and more organizations are seeing the value of introducing wellness as a cost containment strategy.
This was a very difficult, but necessary, action taken as part of an overall cost containment strategy," said Bradford Parkinson, president and CEO.
We know from experience among our own employees that this can be an effective health care cost containment strategy," Mr.
Employers who focus on getting workers into tax-advantaged healthcare accounts are seeing better results from these accounts and from their overall cost containment strategy," according to Kessler.
His background includes cost containment strategy, formulary management, the development of disease management programs, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation, and claims adjudication and payment.
As such, Fitch continues to review management's new oversight policies and their cost containment strategy.
With new and growing numbers of rapidly propagating threats that target internal networks, it is essential that organizations implement a threat containment strategy, preventing malware from seeking out more vulnerable systems," said Greg Stock, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mirage Networks.
Finally, Zimpleman suggested automation as another successful cost containment strategy, for example, online self-services for benefits administrators and employees.
We have worked hard to contain the ever-rising costs of insurance for our members and this has been a most effective cost containment strategy," remarked PEIA Director Tom Susman.