patient data

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patient data

Information about an individual patient, which may be relevant to decisions about current or future health or illness. Patient data should be collected using methods that minimise systematic and random error.


an animal that is ill or is undergoing treatment for disease.

patient data
name, initials, sex, address, postcode, phone number.
patient monitoring
continuous or frequent periodic clinical assessment.
patient rights
are adapted from the statement applicable to human medicine. They are really only applicable to the client in the veterinary situation. See client rights.
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In a 1988 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, Ellwood called for a "massive, computerized data base" containing data on "millions of patients" that would "routinely and systematically measure the functioning and well-being of patients" Ellwood claimed that pooling patient data "on a massive scale" would not only reduce the cost of constructing HMO report cards, but would advance medical science.

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