stepped care

(redirected from step care)

stepped care

care adjusted in stages (steps) according to the failure or lack of effect of lower intensity interventions.
See also: stratified care.
Synonym(s): step care

stepped care

Treatment that follows a predetermined or algorithmic sequence. The simplest, most affordable, or most broadly effective treatment regimen is used first. If that fails or causes side effects, other options are employed one after another until an endpoint is reached.
See also: care
References in periodicals archive ?
These various levels of support are defined in the Step care model, by which the standards defines and outlines appropriate interventions for PLHIV (see Figure 1, Part 1 of this article in HIV Nursing 12.
Newman, who explained that stratified care based on disability has been shown to be superior to step care (JAMA 2000;284:2599-605).
The paper concludes with a guide to the Step care model, which provides a framework to the standards.
Study results that showed clients who implemented step care therapy realized a cost savings of 69.
Plan management strategies include the use of our low net-cost formulary, a focus on generic utilization, as well as the implementation of a wide variety of clinical prior authorization and step care therapy programs.
Lipton and his colleagues at Einstein and Innovative Medical Research, which compared stratified care with step care strategies for migraines.
A study published in the November 22 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that stratified care which included ZOMIG(R) (zolmitripan) Tablets, a product of AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN), is a more effective migraine treatment strategy than step care approaches.
The asthma program provides physicians and patients with specially designed, user-friendly information tools, including patient and physician manuals, an asthma step care plan, and a peak flow meter that can measure the severity of a patient's asthma daily.
Safe Step Cares to Honor One Special Mom with a Free Safe Step Walk-In Tub This Mother's Day
This year, with your help, Safe Step Cares will give one deserving mother one of our best walk-in tubs.
Lacey Pate, 14-Year Old with Rare Disease, Chosen as a Recipient of Safe Step Cares
Helena, Alabama Resident Anna Grace McDonald Chosen as the State's First Recipient of Safe Step Cares