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the keeping of something within limits.
cost containment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management and facilitation of efficient and effective use of resources.
a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as management and facilitation of efficient and effective use of resources. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
1. In public health, the control or eradication of infectious diseases.
2. In environmental health, the prevention of spread of toxic substances into the environment.
3. In health care delivery, the management, control, and restriction of excessive spending. Synonym: cost containment
cost containmentContainment (3).
n the features of a dental benefits program or of the administration of the program designed to reduce or eliminate certain charges to the plan.