plan of care


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plan of care

Medicare A formal treatment plan for a home health Medicare Pt delineated by the treating physician based on knowledge of the Pt's medical condition. See HHRG.

care plan

(kār plan)
A carefully prepared outline of nursing care showing all of the patient's needs and the ways of meeting them; a dynamic document initiated at admission and subject to continuous reassessment and change by the nursing staff caring for the patient; typically includes nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions, and outcomes; ensures consistency of care; may be standardized or preprinted.
Synonym(s): plan of care.

care plan

(kār plan)
Outline of nursing care showing all of the patient's needs and the ways of meeting them.
Synonym(s): plan of care.

Patient discussion about plan of care

Q. What is the best pathophysiology of colorectal cancer. The pathophysiology just has to be brief and concise. It also has to include nursing considerations for the patient.

A. i'm not sure i understand your question...do you mean what is the best treatment for colorectal cancer? patophysiology is the changes the tissue acquired. if you'll give me more details on what you are looking for i'll be more then happy to help you.

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* Who continues to monitor and adjust the plan of care as the patient's needs change?
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During that same time, the Alternate Plan of Care provision was introduced, allowing plans to pay benefits for services that are not usually covered, if a qualified health-care provider has specified them as part of a plan of care.
"The family and resident should thus be involved in setting the goals and designing the plan of care. It's their plan of care and their goals.
It contains a standard plan of care for each type of UI.
Beginning with a literature search and medical record review to determine current practice and patient outcomes, a pathway was developed as a documentation tool and a plan of care. Patient outcomes were determined and documented on the pathway.
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