clinical indicator

clinical indicator

a measure, process, or outcome used to judge a particular clinical situation and indicate whether the care delivered was appropriate.

clinical indicator

Patient care An objective measure of the clinical management and outcome of Pt care

clin·i·cal in·di·ca·tor

(klin'i-kăl in'di-kā-tŏr)
A measure, process, or outcome used to judge a particular clinical situation and indicate whether the care delivered was appropriate.
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Gait speed, or walking speed, has been recommended as a potentially useful clinical indicator of well-being among older adults.
An unplanned intensive care unit admission within 24 hours of a procedure with an anaesthetist in attendance (UIA) is a recommended clinical indicator.
One medical application for this product is in obstetrics, where it is used as a clinical indicator of amniotic fluid leakage in the early stages of labor.
These results may lead to another early clinical indicator for progression to more severe forms.
As a clinical indicator, unplanned admission to the Intensive Care Unit from the operating room has been thought to reflect the quality of anaesthesia care intraoperatively.
Fontenot and his associates conducted what he described as the first prospective randomized trial to determine whether onset of diuresis after delivery is a good clinical indicator that magnesium therapy could be stopped safely.
One clinical indicator monitored in this program is the occurrence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
3] Although process review is part of the Commission's clinical indicator model, its current approach is philosophically contrary to quality management concepts and is fixed on the traditional process review approach of inspection to eliminate the "bad apples.
Clinical Indicator Program (CIP) was the unified national clinical service quality index system that was first developed and adopted in 1989 by the Australian Council on healthcare standards.

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