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certificate of need

a document issued by a health systems agency or local health planning agency, giving formal permission for construction and modification of health agencies, major equipment expenditures, or new health services. An institution or individual health care provider can apply for such a certificate.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

certificate of need



A declaration from a government planning agency indicating that the construction or alteration of an existing health facility is justified. Designed initially in the 1970s to prevent the construction of duplicate health care facilities in local or regional markets, some analysts have suggested that CONs have instead defended existing hospitals from unwanted competition.
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Patient discussion about CON

Q. What arethe pros and cons of removingmy gallbladder due to gallstones

A. Pro - solves the problem (gallstones usually don't form in the absence of gall bladder

Cons - operation, with its complications: anesthesia, incision, hernia in the incision, infection etc.
Usually there are no chronic consequences for the absence of gallbladder.

However, this is only general advice - if you have any questions regarding this subject, you should consult a doctor (e.g. general surgeon).

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Q. do you know what are the pros and cons of the Sonic toothbrush from Oral B (electric tooth brush)? last night, my best friend raved about it for a whole hour. My dentist told me to use a soft brush (number 35) to clean my teeth and that the electric brushes are a bit over rated. My friend specifically told me about the Sonic product and told me that it also makes his teeth whiter. I wanted to know if anybody has any knowledge or experience from first hand about this product or any good information about it.

A. Thank you for the frank answer. I wonder if I can find a really soft electric toothbrush

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Although DC power was brought into New York in 1898, Con Edison has actually been thinking of eliminating the service since the 1950's, said DiCapua, who is also a senior vice president of Atco Properties & Management.
Quarter-finals - Moldgreen Con A 62 Linthwaite C&B A 42, Netherton Con A 63 Lindley Lib A 38, Golcar Lib A 54 Kirkheaton Con 55, Longwood A 47 Milnsbridge BC A 58.
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