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practice profile

A performance-based method of assessing the professional behaviors of individual practitioners. A typical profile may include data about a practioner's patients, their known illnesses, their drug therapies, their immunization history, hospitalization rate, use of other services, and the cost of specific aspects of their care. The profile of an individual practitioner's performance could provide information such as the number of his or her patients who are screened for cancer or diabetes mellitus, or the number of patients treated for a particular condition who survive. The profile could be used to further a practitioner's education, to influence future care patterns, to certify or recertify health care providers, or to assist decisions about the hiring, retention, or dismissal of professionals who provide health care services. The outcome of establishing practice profiles could help to increase the quality of medical care and to provide patients the opportunity of evaluating physicians. The methods used to profile practice are constantly evolving.
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Few of these physicians disputed our assertion that they acted as gatekeepers when they were each given their own practice profiles (Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.
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Genesee Memorial Hospital, an acute care community hospital with 70 certified beds, is now in its fifth year of maintaining physician practice profile as part of an ongoing quality assurance activity.
Risk-adjusted physician practice profiles, if done correctly, become the de facto risk-adjusted clinical guidelines that will drive efficiency in the end.
3) This demographic trend raises the question of whether female family physicians have the same practice profiles and provide similar medical services as their male counterparts.
Finally, several studies have demonstrated the effect of case-mix adjustment on some of the measures included in practice profiles (Salem-Schatz et al.
hospitalists, home care, or physician practice profiles, to mention just a few?
Primary care physician practice profiles (44 percent).
THE OPTICAL Confederation (OC) has released guidance on best practice for managing practice profiles on NHS Choices, a service which allows optometrists to showcase the services they offer and also allows patients to feedback on the care they receive.
Insurers may eliminate one-third to one-half of physicians from their older PPOs, preferring more restricted networks of physicians with more "efficient" practice profiles.
Practice profiles are screened for outliers by peer groups, and the provinces are beginning to limit what physicians can bill for care.
Periodic health examination guidelines; data, such as clinical practice profiles and highrisk patient identification and profiles; traditional quality measures; surveys; and outcomes and health status measures are also effective tools.

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