preferred practice pattern

pre·ferred prac·tice pat·tern

(prē-fĕrd' prak'tis pat'ĕrn)
The category of conditions used by physical therapists to diagnose and formulate a plan of care within their scope of professional practice. The categories include musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular-pulmonary, and integumentary.
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Ophthalmologists can read the Academy's AMD Preferred Practice Pattern guidelines at http://bit.
Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Preferred Practice Pattern
Upon completion of her initial physical therapy examination, a list of physical therapy diagnoses (Table 2) involving all 4 of the preferred practice patterns (PPP) was determined according to the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice.
He is also chairman of the AAO Cataract Preferred Practice Pattern Panel and past chair of the AAO Annual Meeting Program Committee.
However based on the peer-reviewed publication of the Phase III trial, Visudyne is currently considered as "standard of care for select patients with occult form of wet AMD" in the guidelines of the Vitreous Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Preferred Practice Pattern.
Organized by preferred practice patterns, the text covers rehabilitation of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary systems, and interventions overlapping those systems.
It differs from its predecessors, and other cardiopulmonary textbooks, by its use of the American Physical Therapy Association's cardiovascular/ pulmonary preferred practice patterns, outlined in the 'Guide for Physical Therapist Practice: Edition Two'.
Third, the claims administration process used by companies should include preferred practice patterns, disability profiles and full managed care integration.
The recently published Preferred Practice Patterns for the Professions (ASHA, 1993) provides detailed information on speech pathology concerning clinical indications for procedures, clinical processes, setting and equipment specifications, safety and health specifications, and documentation guidelines for use by professional peers, third-party payers, administrators, and the general public.
The establishment of preferred practice patterns will greatly improve collective control of costs, and cost control is a critical success factor for the nineties.
Latest developments and standards of care - Review the latest in evolving standards in diagnosis and treatment, both medical and surgical, and access evidence-based preferred practice patterns based on peer-reviewed literature.
Subsequent peer-reviewed publications have reaffirmed the benefits of early treatment and surveillance for high-risk patients (5,6), and the 2008 AAO Preferred Practice Patterns have recommended that "patients at high risk may be examined more frequently in an effort to detect asymptomatic CNV at a treatable stage (7).

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