appropriate care

appropriate care

Health care in which the expected clinical benefits (e.g., improved symptoms) of care outweigh the expected negative effects (e.g. adverse drug effects) to such an extent that the treatment is justified.

appropriate care

Health care policy A health care service which is–per RAND investigators—'worth doing'. See Health care rationing.
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Since January 1997, a total of four other allegations were made against Smoot involving foster children, but DCFS officials said none of the prior complaints were ``red flags'' indicating that Smoot was not providing appropriate care.
But in each situation, marketers should concentrate on selling the benefits of the program as a cost-savings measure which provides appropriate care levels.
Monitoring utilization of all services will enable the facility to better control costs and manage appropriate care.
Those patients identified as having diabetic retinopathy are then referred by the primary diabetes care physician to an eye specialist for appropriate care.
Some conditions were much more likely to receive appropriate care than others.
Since January 1998, four other allegations were made against Smoot involving foster children, but Oppenheim said none of the prior complaints was a ``red flag'' indicating that Snoot was not providing appropriate care.
As a clinical center, we use JVN to educate and counsel patients on appropriate care to prevent vision loss.
Wherever the patient is placed, the goal is to provide her or him with the most appropriate care at the time - no more, no less - a simple enough concept but, in execution, not so simple.
The leaflet, available in Boots the Chemist, guides people to the most appropriate care whether it be the GP, pharmacist or the A&E department.
Medical experts are currently assessing the situation in Sierra Leone to ensure that appropriate care is provided," professor John Watson, deputy chief medical officer, said.
Arrowe Park Hospital, in Wirral, is putting in a number of innovations - including an Elderly Frailty Unit - designed to provide the most appropriate care at the right level for the over-60s.
MORE than PS3m could be saved by the North East NHS if road crash victims were given the most appropriate care, according to new research.

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