outpatient episode

outpatient episode

The care provided in the UK by a “consultant within a specialty” to an outpatient over a period of time, which consists of one or more contacts between the patient and consultant or a member of his or her team. The episode is initiated either by an outpatient referral (new outpatient), or by an inpatient episode, and the patient is known as a follow-up (return) outpatient. Outpatient episodes usually take place at clinics (care sessions) but may take place outside of clinics at any location—for example, during a home visit or bedside consultation.
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Moreover, adolescents who had only received one outpatient episode were less likely to be in the low AOD/high controlled environment group (5% vs.
4 million outpatient episodes of care each year to Veterans in 38 Texas counties and two counties in southern Oklahoma.
Outpatient episodes were added to the inpatient episodes to calculate patient volume.
5 Patient volume Number of inpatient episodes 2,441 [+ or -] 1,604 Number of outpatient episodes 145 [+ or -] 72 (10,000 cases) Medical costs per inpatient episode 9.
The wider clinical users are also expected to see benefits as Clinical Correspondence, Discharge Notifications and Nursing Documentation are now available seamlessly across all specialties covering A&E, inpatient and outpatient episodes of care.
Among more recent product introductions, remote monitors will see the fastest growth in demand as they hold promising potential to save health care costs by reducing the need for hospitalizations and outpatient episodes.
However, consistent with my results, they found no significant differences in expenditures within outpatient episodes of medical care.
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARYSummary Table 3SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT1 Macroeconomic Indicators 82 Population by Age Group 113 Health Insurance Coverage of the US Population 144 Acute Conditions by Type 165 Chronic Conditions by Type 196 National Health Expenditures by Category 227 National Health Expenditures by Source 248 Hospitals & Hospital Beds by Type 269 Outpatient Facilities 2910 Physicians & Physicians' Offices 3011 Other Medical Providers 3212 Hospital Activity 3413 Surgical Procedures 3514 Outpatient Episodes 3615 Diagnostic Tests 3816 Medical Product Demand by Type 40
The operational health information exchange initiatives identified by the survey are actively exchanging data including outpatient episodes (84%), laboratory results (73%), inpatient episodes (64%), and radiology results (63%).
At least 20 percent of respondents are now transmitting a broad range of data electronically including claims, dictation, emergency department episodes, enrollment/eligibility, inpatient and outpatient episodes, laboratory results, and radiology results.
Thus, employers, insurers, provider groups, and other clients will gain important new perspectives on outpatient episodes, quality of care, practice efficiency, benchmark standards, and medical outcomes.

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