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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.
Establishment of fees is a complex and necessarily arbitrary process that must be accomplished by consensus as dictated by local economies, but the computer may facilitate periodic fee revision by revealing the complexity and appropriateness of care required for treatment of specific conditions or DRGs.
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.
In announcing their desire to manage health costs without sacrificing the level of care provided, Canada's premiers stressed the need to expand access to services and enhance the quality of care by giving closer scrutiny to the appropriateness of care and to the level of care for seniors.
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.
As a result of the medical complexity, the planning of appropriateness of care and patient management differs between obese and non-obese patients.
Evaluating the appropriateness of care a priori can help this process.
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.
Payers want providers to practice the type of medicine that keeps patients healthy and meets medical necessity and 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.