health care consumer

health care consumer

any actual or potential recipient of health care, such as a patient in a hospital, a client in a community mental health center, or a member of a prepaid health maintenance organization.
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The nation's first college of pharmacy was founded in Philadelphia on this date in 1821, an appropriate anniversary to note that many health care organizations prescribe February as Wise Health Care Consumer Month.
The foundation's health care consumer confidence index showed uninsured Americans had the lowest levels of confidence but that the health reform debate did not seem to sway opinions about care.
That leaves only one group still to be convinced of the soundness of the new policy: the health care consumer.
While prescription medication is one aspect of health care consumption, all levels of services and insurance are the elements of being a wise health care consumer.
Three Faces of Quality--this flagship course is updated with all new lectures on evidence-based medicine, clinical outcomes, the new health care consumer, medical errors, disease management and influencing physicians.
Based on President Clinton's speech outlining health care reform, it's certainly apparent there will be patient-pay and responsibility on the health care consumer.
In Part 1 of this second annual panel discussion, six experts examine the new health care consumer.
The legislation, known as the Health Care Consumer Bill of Rights, would prohibit insurance companies from canceling group or individual health policies unless the premium wasn't paid or fraudulent information was given on the application.
Already, approximately 1 million consumers in non-CDH plans are receiving a deeper and more personal level of support on their health care decisions through these efforts, effectively enabling behavior change and creating a simpler experience for any health care consumer, regardless of plan design.
By implementing the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights across all ACT Health Services, we are not only supporting the rights of health care consumers but also recognising the vital role that consumers play in the provision of their own care.
This book focuses on the processes of health care evaluation which seek to analyze health care interventions available to health care consumers in terms of four principle dimensions: effectiveness, efficiency, humanity, and equity.

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