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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For example, serum creatinine is the clinical indicator of level of functioning of the new kidney and diabetic status, which can be related to vascular disease and to sexual function.
For each clinical indicator, only cases with information from all source databases in which occurrence of the event could be recorded were used for analysis.
Target Lesion Failure, a primary clinical indicator of device efficacy, increased from 2.8% at six-months to 3.7% at one-year in the Svelte arm, while TLF in the control arm reached 7.8% at the same one-year time point.
"It's a problem when you start labeling someone as having an allergy with just a positive test, but no clinical indicator."
Preoperative fever is commonly a clinical indicator of possible infection in children.
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.
Gait speed, or walking speed, has been recommended as a potentially useful clinical indicator of well-being among older adults.Stephanie Studenski, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues conducted a study to assess the association of gait speed with survival in older adults and to determine the degree to which gait speed explains variability in survival after accounting for age and sex.
An unplanned intensive care unit admission within 24 hours of a procedure with an anaesthetist in attendance (UIA) is a recommended clinical indicator. It is designed to identify preventable iatrogenic complications.
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.
These results may lead to another early clinical indicator for progression to more severe forms.
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.

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