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accountability

 [ah-kown″tah-bil´ĭ-te]
responsibility for one's own actions; this is a principle of professional practice that is obligatory for health care providers.

accountability

[əkoun′təbil′itē]
accountability or responsibility for the moral and legal requirements of proper patient care.

Accountability

Ethics The extent to which a person is answerable to a higher authority
Medspeak
(1) A condition in which individuals who exercise power are constrained by external means and internal norms. Doctors and health professionals are accountable before the law, the Hippocratic Oath, peers, patients, and grant-giving agencies (if they do research), to the public, insurance carriers, and government agencies.
(2) Taking responsibility for one’s own actions and defending them to anyone who asks (e.g. to stakeholders, the general public, colleagues, partner agencies and policy makers). Organisational accountability includes the statutory responsibility of the NHS and Social Services Department in the UK.

accountability

A condition in which individuals who exercise power are constrained by external means and internal norms Medical ethics The extent to which a person is answerable to a higher authority

accountability,

n an obligation to periodically disclose appropriate information in adequate detail and consistent form to all contractually involved parties.
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Specifically, to address widespread gaps in accountable care measure sets, the researchers suggested using and promoting the development of the following three types of measures:
Anyone with profit and loss responsibility is naturally accountable for their contribution to a company's profits or losses.
Ndangi Katoma, Bank of Namibia's director: Department of Strategic Communications and Financial Sector Development, said that as a result of difficulties experienced by accountable institutions in finalising the registration process, a recommendation was made by the Bank of Namibia to the Ministry of Finance, that the above period be extended to 5 October 2013.
The inventory count must be validated to the specific accountable balances.
This approach ensures the message source remains accountable rather than the email address domain owner, as no email address domain authorizations are used.
Jack Welch was never held accountable for his lack of commitment to the company's diversity initiatives.
To me, what is important, is to be conscious and accountable.
We read all the time that some person or organization in power should be "held accountable.
What Times readers were not told, however, was that before NCLB, North Carolina, like almost every state, did not hold schools accountable for the performance of various subgroups, like minorities and special-needs students.
Creating safety and freedom from violence, these women argue, might ultimately mean abolishing prisons to imagine alternative ways of holding those who harm accountable.
Reimbursements under an accountable plan are especially beneficial to clerics subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT).
This ruling is consistent with FHA's statutory authority and codifies existing policy that lenders are accountable for appraisal deficiencies they knew about, or should have known about, during the appraisal process, according to MBA.

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