intensity of care

intensity of care

Medical practice A measure of the number, technical complexity, or attendant risk of services provided. See Overtreatment, Undertreatment.
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Between June and October 2012 the patients moved into the ten residential units, always in sets of two of equal intensity of care.
Growth in volume of care and intensity of care (4%).
What's more, patients are being discharged from hospitals at a faster pace than ever, which increases the intensity of care each patient requires.
Evidence from the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care researchers and others demonstrates substantial area-level variation in intensity of care and health care spending at the end of life across the United States for patients with chronic illnesses (Wennberg and Cooper 1999; Fisher et al.
What's more, it's one of those cars that grows on you with familiarity, the sheer intensity of care that's gone into making it liveable proving hugely impressive.
Recommendations for preventing and treating pediatric obesity suggest a staged approach with escalating intensity of care.
Acuity, complexity Aggregate acuity and Nursing of care intensity of care, costs/intensity vs.
Contract notice: Home-care service medium and high complexity / intensity of care for the Provincial ASL Bari
Be based upon patient numbers and the variable intensity of care needed.
They conclude that a larger Medicare Advantage market share does lower costs by reducing the intensity of care received by traditional Medicare patients, as well as younger patients, during an inpatient stay.
The results suggest that increasing Medicare Advantage penetration reduces the intensity of care delivered during an inpatient stay, without doing much to decrease the number of hospitalizations, the researchers said.

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