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regionalization

 [re″jun-al-ĭ-za´shun]
a health care system under which all institutions and agencies in a given geographical area are organized under a single board and administration; it may involve the integration of some or all of the service providers in the region.

regionalization

[rē′jənal′īzā′shən]
(in health care planning) the organization of a system for the delivery of health care within a region to avoid costly duplication of services and to ensure availability of essential services.

regionalization

Managed care The subdivision of a broadly available service–eg, a blood bank, into quasi-autonomous regional centers, capable of making decisions and providing more cost-effective and/or faster service to hospitals and health care facilities, located the greatest distance from a 'centralized' service's hub

Patient discussion about regionalization

Q. Any idea on how to meet people who suffer from alcoolism in my region?

A. if you look for an AA meeting near your home- that should not be a problem- just "google" it. or ask your doctor to reffer you to the nearest clinic.
take care! and good for you on that big step!

Q. Is there any problem, if an arachnoid cyst ,2cmx1.5cm size, rostral to cerebellar region left untreated? symptoms: repeated headaches, twitching of muscles, tiredness

A. An arachnoid cyst that leads to symptoms usually needs treatment. Mild symptoms as you suggested are ok to left untreated however gradual onset of new symptoms may arise such as seizures, paralysis and other complications, therefore once symptoms occur one should consider treatment.

Q. experiencing sharp pain in my right kidney region... pain is acute and doesnt radiate... recently PE left lung have been taking warfrin, panadiene forte, two kinds of cholesterol/triglycerine reducing meds and champix quit smoking medication... recently tests showed the hight cholesterol and triglys' levels and also a swollen liver... pain is not in my liver area... past pain in this kidney recurrent but never as bad. always dull.. many years ago had a uti, which caused high protiene levels.. very bad at finishing anti-biotics... recently had tonsilitis.. This hurts and is tender to touch but does not bring on sharp pain when touched, sharp pain comes and goes after taking pain relief

A. Go to see a doctor - although its tempting to make the diagnosis over the net (I have several ideas about what it might be), it sounds like serious, especially if you had a PE lately - it could be a thrombus in the vein of the kidney, or maybe a stone (sounds like that according to the description of the pain). However, as I said, making the diagnosis without even seeing you isn't the wisest thing to do.

Take care,

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References in periodicals archive ?
Countries in the former communist bloc considered that regionalisation was appropriate and put it on the list of priorities, so it became a reality in 2003 for Bulgaria and Estonia, in 2004 for Poland and for Slovakia in 2005.
This is central to our network regionalisation systems.
Nous nous appretons a mettre en place la regionalisation avancee dans les differentes regions du Royaume, avec, en tete, nos provinces du Sud", a indique SM le Roi dans un discours a la Nation, a l'occasion du 15eme anniversaire de l'intronisation du Souverain.
The dead area of St Mary Street should be concerning Cardiff councillors but the topic is regionalisation.
Most insulted, of course, have been those voters in the North East who overwhelmingly rejected regionalisation in the 2004 referendum, only to see an unelected regional assembly continue to exist.
Most insulted, of course, have been those voters in the North-East who overwhelmingly rejected regionalisation in the 2004 referendum only to see an unelected regional assembly continue to exist.
I cannot believe that the Department of Constitutional Affairs is prepared to ignore the lessons of the Home Office's ill-fated attempts to enforce regionalisation.
President Markkula supported this stating, "It is positive to see the work being done in Romania to tackle the rural-urban divide by promoting regionalisation and making the most of EU funding.
Cette historicite releve, non pas du fait que le prochain scrutin ait une nature differente ou que ce soit le premier test grandeur nature pour l'actuelle majorite-mais emane du fait que ce sont des elections qui fourniront l'assise politique a la mise en application d'un choix politique d'envergure, celui de la regionalisation avancee.
L'acceleration des reformes economiques et sociales et du processus de regionalisation peut aider au reglement de la question du Sahara, souligne le Groupe Socialistes et Democrates au Parlement europeen.
Even the Conservative Party seems to have realised the damaging impact regionalisation could have, which is why regionalising benefits was not mentioned in the Prime Minister's speech.