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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A positive impact on practice pattern has occurred because use of both treatments has become more common since the first analysis.
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).
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 authors used deviations from these expected values (either positive or negative) to assess physician practice pattern efficiency within a regional medical center setting.
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.
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.
The journal aims to present most current information in ophthalmology by summarizing recent clinical trials in light of practice patterns and previous studies.