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appropriate care

Health care in which the expected clinical benefits (e.g., improved symptoms) of care outweigh the expected negative effects (e.g. adverse drug effects) to such an extent that the treatment is justified.

appropriate care

Health care policy A health care service which is–per RAND investigators—'worth doing'. See Health care rationing.
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Working in an environment where the appropriateness of care is questioned can lead to moral distress.
The department will immediately begin work on patient safety and appropriateness of care criteria for ophthalmologists who want to provide these services.
The second atlas focused on driving appropriateness of care, supporting investigation of variation and improving data use.
"I think students in general today are asking more about appropriateness of care, maybe more so than past generations."<br />[tdc-snippet snippet="opioids18reefer"]
A national policy that recognizes the importance of oral health towards general health needs to be implemented in order to overcome oral health challenges of Pakistan.13 The inequities in our health care system between rich and poor, along with issues of accessibility and appropriateness of care have never been addressed.
These core values include the following: respect for people, communication, timeliness of care, patient-centered care, professional competence, effectiveness of care, employee empowerment, accessibility, leadership at the top, employee satisfaction, continuity of care, appropriateness of care, resource use and continuous learning.
Appropriate Care: The appropriateness of care during a disaster depends on many factors including the type of care needed to stabilize or improve health status, available resources, and cultural norms/practices.
Establishment of fees is a complex and necessarily arbitrary process that must be accomplished by consensus as dictated by local economies, but the computer may facilitate periodic fee revision by revealing the complexity and appropriateness of care required for treatment of specific conditions or DRGs.
At the heart of the ACO model is a shared savings program, which reimburses the participating physicians and providers for the quality, efficiency and appropriateness of care they deliver.
An OECD report found that in Australia "private funds do not exercise control over the quantity, quality and appropriateness of care provided.
In announcing their desire to manage health costs without sacrificing the level of care provided, Canada's premiers stressed the need to expand access to services and enhance the quality of care by giving closer scrutiny to the appropriateness of care and to the level of care for seniors.
In a changing health care environment, the focus will be on innovation and appropriateness of care delivery, while ensuring patient safety, reliability and quality of care.