clinical indicator

clinical indicator

a measure, process, or outcome used to judge a particular clinical situation and indicate whether the care delivered was appropriate.

clinical indicator

Patient care An objective measure of the clinical management and outcome of Pt care

clin·i·cal in·di·ca·tor

(klin'i-kăl in'di-kā-tŏr)
A measure, process, or outcome used to judge a particular clinical situation and indicate whether the care delivered was appropriate.
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At present there is no good clinical indicator for long term development of rheumatoid arthritis.
Preoperative fever is commonly a clinical indicator of possible infection in children.
Paula's paper reported on a study conducted on the clinical indicator from the EQuIP Day Surgery sub-set: C.
However, the wide overlapping range of endometrial thicknesses in these two groups made it impossible to use this information as a clinical indicator for predicting the need for further interventions.
The primary clinical indicator is the glycosylated hemoglobin ([HbA.
One medical application for this product is in obstetrics, where it is used as a clinical indicator of amniotic fluid leakage in the early stages of labor.
However, rather than suggesting that the clinical indicator approach is flawed, this could highlight more fundamental conflicts--such as the conflict between managed-care objectives and eligibility turnover.
An unplanned intensive care unit admission within 24 hours of a procedure with an anaesthetist in attendance (UIA) is a recommended clinical indicator.
As a clinical indicator, unplanned admission to the Intensive Care Unit from the operating room has been thought to reflect the quality of anaesthesia care intraoperatively.
Fontenot and his associates conducted what he described as the first prospective randomized trial to determine whether onset of diuresis after delivery is a good clinical indicator that magnesium therapy could be stopped safely.
3] Although process review is part of the Commission's clinical indicator model, its current approach is philosophically contrary to quality management concepts and is fixed on the traditional process review approach of inspection to eliminate the "bad apples.
There has been a lot of controversy recently over whether BMI, which is based simply on weight and height, is a good clinical indicator of obesity-related health risks, especially when compared to more complex measures and newer technologies," said Dr.

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