inappropriate care

inappropriate care

Care which, according to the RAND Corporation, is defined as '…that for which the expected risks or negative effects significantly exceed the expected benefits for the average patient with a specific clinical scenario.'
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Health founder and Chief Executive Officer Kara Trott will present on the panel "Addressing Waste, Overuse & Inappropriate Care in Today's Health Care System" alongside David Adams, Chief Executive Officer of HealthcarePays, Roger C.
Such an integrated approach should minimise inappropriate care, reduce cancellations, complications and readmissions and ensure quicker recovery and discharge from hospital.
I know of one context where a retired surgeon is nearly ubiquitous in caring for the geriatric nursing home population and, in my opinion, those specialists are not very learned in this area--as evidenced by their often inappropriate care of elderly patients with major neurocognitive disorder.
Common sense makes it obvious, even to the casual observer, that the continuing imbalance between beds and demand, without system change, will inevitably result in ambulances and patients queuing up outside A&E departments and patients being persistently managed in inappropriate care settings.
It also warns that inaccurate records put people at risk of unsafe or inappropriate care.
Communication and resolution programs involve investigating events involving inappropriate care, providing an apology to patients, and offering early compensation if necessary.
Unnecessary or inappropriate care accounts for a significant amount of the overall healthcare spend, and more than 80 percent of overall healthcare costs are directly linked to decisions made by physicians.
So-called communication and resolution programs (CRPs) involve investigating events in which inappropriate care may have occurred, providing an apology to patients, and offering early compensation if deemed necessary.
Some of the aforementioned strategies may help toward that end, by creating new efficiencies and savings associated with the elimination of inappropriate care.
Diagnostic error may be responsible for billions of health-care dollars for inappropriate care, and is the leading cause of medical malpractice claims.
When providers and payers wait until after care has been delivered to discuss the care event, opportunities to avoid inappropriate care or use lower cost, high-quality providers are missed; the costs have already been incurred.
People were not protected from the risks of unsafe or inappropriate care and treatment because accurate and appropriate records were not maintained.