health care consumer

health care consumer

any actual or potential recipient of health care, such as a patient in a hospital, a client in a community mental health center, or a member of a prepaid health maintenance organization.
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The foundation's health care consumer confidence index showed uninsured Americans had the lowest levels of confidence but that the health reform debate did not seem to sway opinions about care.
While the health care consumer is certainly the primary audience for this book, the content will also inform librarians about the kinds of health questions they are most likely to encounter and resources to consult for further information on the topic.
Although the health care consumer market is complex, it is imperative that providers, payers, policy makers, device, pharmaceutical, technology and biotech organizations understand and respond to consumers' expressed concerns, interests and needs.
When you talk with one health care consumer, you have only spoken with a single person; it is impossible to generalize from one person's experience.
That leaves only one group still to be convinced of the soundness of the new policy: the health care consumer.
NEW YORK -- FAIR Health and the American Institute for Preventive Medicine (AIPM) have joined forces to educate consumers on the best ways to make important health-related decisions as part of the 10th Annual National Wise Health Care Consumer Month in February.
Three Faces of Quality--this flagship course is updated with all new lectures on evidence-based medicine, clinical outcomes, the new health care consumer, medical errors, disease management and influencing physicians.
In Part 1 of this second annual panel discussion, six experts examine the new health care consumer.
By implementing the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights across all ACT Health Services, we are not only supporting the rights of health care consumers but also recognising the vital role that consumers play in the provision of their own care.
FROM THE DELOITTE CENTER FOR HEALTH SOLUTIONS 2001 SURVEY OF HEALTH CARE CONSUMERS
This book focuses on the processes of health care evaluation which seek to analyze health care interventions available to health care consumers in terms of four principle dimensions: effectiveness, efficiency, humanity, and equity.

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