appropriate care

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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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EdisonHealth selects destination hospital "centers of excellence" based on appropriateness of care.
At the heart of the ACO model is a shared savings program, which reimburses the participating physicians and providers for the quality, efficiency and appropriateness of care they deliver.
All developments will use the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method, based on the best available evidence along with expert opinion to develop explicit criteria to guide appropriateness of care.
An OECD report found that in Australia "private funds do not exercise control over the quantity, quality and appropriateness of care provided.
This means Kentucky Health Cooperative is authorized to review the use and delivery of medical resources in patient care for purposes of cost control and appropriateness of care.
In a changing health care environment, the focus will be on innovation and appropriateness of care delivery, while ensuring patient safety, reliability and quality of care.
Evaluating the appropriateness of care a priori can help this process.
Codifa will greatly improve the appropriateness of care, help reduce risk, optimize operating costs and ultimately diminish malpractice liability.
Senior leaders and quality-improvement managers within a hospital can drill down further to explain variations or shortcomings in a metric like appropriateness of care.
2002), has fundamentally shifted the focus of this debate by pointing to the deep, racially based inequities that also exist in the quality and appropriateness of care.
to promote evidence-based laboratory practices that lead to substantial improvements in quality, effectiveness, safety, and appropriateness of care for patients;
It requires survey teams to defer to the diagnoses and treatment plans of attending physicians rather than using their own opinions to judge the appropriateness of care.