AV difference | definition of AV difference by Medical dictionary
abbreviation for arteriovenous difference of concentration of a substance.
AV dif·fer·ence (dif'ĕr-ĕns)
Arteriovenous (AV) difference of concentration of a substance.
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Arterial blood AV Difference Venous Blood pH 7.40 pH 0.2 pH 7.38 pC[O.sub.2] 5.3 kPa pC[O.sub.2] 0.7 pC[O.sub.2] 6.0 p[O.sub.2] 13.0 kPa p[O.sub.2] 8.0 p[O.sub.2] 5.0 [FIGURE 1 OMITTED]
AV difference is clearly a major theoretical determinant of difference between arterial- and capillary-blood-gas values.
In this simple model with only two cost factors, plan premiums should reflect plan AV differences
, but not enrollee health status differences.