ambulatory setting

am·bu·la·to·ry set·ting

(am'byū-lă-tōr-ē set'ing)
An environment in which health care services are provided to nonhospitalized patients.
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"We continue to see robust growth for EXPAREL with growing penetration across a wide-range of soft tissue and orthopedic procedures and the shifting of inpatient procedures to the ambulatory setting through the expanding utilization of EXPAREL-based opioid-sparing protocols.
It is small enough to fit in a coat pocket of a nephrologist or resident in nephrology and internal medicine who see peritoneal dialysis patients during rounds or in an outpatient ambulatory setting. The information could also help other health-care workers involved in treating patients suffering from end-stage renal disease.
"Thanks to the vision of our Board of Directors, Executive Leadership Team and clinical leaders, we are building for the future of how consumers want to experience health, whether it be in an ambulatory setting, hospital or from the palm of your hand."<br />Advocate Aurora's hospital will include a "full spectrum" of emergency and inpatient services, and calls for two primary care clinics alongside a planned medical office building, according to a news release.<br />The health system is the product of a recent merger between Downers Grove, Illinois-based Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care.
Another option for the ambulatory setting is to invest in a revenue cycle management (RCM) service where a team of medical billing experts can take these complicated billing issues off your plate.
The article is based on experiences in an in-hospital setting but can easily be extrapolated for application in an ambulatory setting. Both venues focus on delivering the highest quality care possible to promote optimal outcomes.
Those that focus on the ambulatory setting have limited metrics: The National Quality Forum lists appropriate treatment for children with upper respiratory infections, Seattle Children's Hospital measures access to its outpatient pediatric specialty clinics, and the Cleveland Clinic's "outcomes books" for its disease-specific institutes mainly measure complications.
If in an ambulatory setting without emergency medicine services, the staff should arrange for emergency ambulance transport to the nearest hospital.
Faculty development seminars based on the one-minute preceptor improve feedback in the ambulatory setting. J Gen Intern Med.
In my experience, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the ambulatory setting is the element of standard precautions that is the least understood and perhaps the most underutilized.
A study conducted in different socioeconomic strata of Karachi reported that 6.7% of post-menopausal women were suffering from osteoporosis and 32.4% from osteopenia3 whereas a study from an ambulatory setting in Lahore reported that 18.6% of the population had osteoporosis while 64.1% had osteopenia.4
"This is a major win for clinicians practicing in the ambulatory setting using our Dragon Medical solution and they are excited about the opportunity to leverage the same front-end speech recognition they know and trust to support a more efficient workflow using mobile devices," said Jonathon Dreyer, director of mobile and cloud solutions, Nuance Communications.

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