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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2 days per inpatient episode and outpatient episode, respectively), and overall health care cost (approximately $11,000 to $51,000 and $1,000 to $5,600 per inpatient episode and outpatient episode, respectively).
Moreover, adolescents who had only received one outpatient episode were less likely to be in the low AOD/high controlled environment group (5% vs.
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.

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