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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"We take the recent concerns relating to West Lane Hospital extremely seriously and we are committed to making the improvements required to ensure that we provide safe, high-quality care." In June, concerns were raised by Care Quality Commission (CQC) around recording of observations, risk assessments and staffing levels, given the intensity of care required by patients.
The study measured end-of-life symptom burden, intensity of care, and advance care planning in adults.
In daily life, the differentiation occurs through the type and intensity of care provided, which reveals different levels of involvement between formal and informal caregivers (1).
One author disclosed financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry; one author has a patent for a method using physician social networks based on common patients to predict cost and intensity of care in hospitals.
The intensity of care about the quality of an organisation's output determines the level of excellence in the company.
What's more, patients are being discharged from hospitals at a faster pace than ever, which increases the intensity of care each patient requires.
In this research brief, we used data from the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) study linked with Medicare claims to assess prospectively the intensity of care delivered to patients who were diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
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. Outcomes of clinical interventions for pediatric obesity are variable.
For example, the hospital ranks 66 percent above the national average on Dartmouth's "intensity of care" index, which compares hospitals by looking at how many different doctors become involved in a patient's care during his or her last two years of life, and by counting how many days equally sick patients remain hospitalized.

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