practice pattern

practice pattern

A preferred or standard method of care, esp. one about which authorities, experts, or experienced practitioners generally agree.
Synonym: preferred practice pattern
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Answer formats consisted of multiple-choice questions for the knowledge and practice pattern domains and the Likert scale for the attitude domain.
For this analysis, we utilized data from the Canadian Nephrology Practice Pattern Study (CNPPS).
DynamicCME incorporates National Committee for Quality Assurance and Health Employer Data and Information Set standards, as well as National clinical guidelines and practice pattern data to guide providers toward best practice prescribing.
AHIMA will focus on the impact of coding software upon abnormal pattern recognition, system audits and practice pattern monitoring, and will publish a report on its findings in September.
The practice pattern questionnaire asked physicians to rate the frequency with which they performed screening, counseling, testing of high risk client as well as the frequency of referral and treatment of symptomatic or asymptomatic clients.
Determining the degree of variability among medical directors in their decision-making might involve administering "dummy" cases to determine the contribution to practice pattern variability.
Today, multidisciplinary teams use clinical pathways as a standardized practice pattern to achieve predictable, high-quality outcomes.
Studies of practice pattern variations over the past decade have documented astonishing local differences in medical practice.
Using its proprietary Diagnostic Cluster(SM) methodology, Practice Patterns Science analyzes medical and prescription drug claims to calculate the baseline "global" practice pattern charges and treatment patterns for managing the improvement of cardiovascular and mental health patients.
HealthLink plans to use QualityFIRST(R) guidelines to promote consistent decision making in their care management services, to provide physicians profiling and practice pattern analysis in a collegial format and to facilitate the collection of health care practice data.
Further, health and practice pattern indicators derived from data collection and analysis will need to be compared to bench-marks for both quality improvement programs and quality documentation for sophisticated insurers and employers.