medical direction


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medical direction

supervision of a service, group, or system providing medical care to people; commonly in an office, hospital, or by allied health paraprofessionals.
[med'i-kăl dī-rek'shŭn]

medical direction

A term referring to the direct oversight by a fully qualified specialist of procedures performed by others (e.g., by resident physicians, CRNAs, physician assistants). Medically directed procedures fall between personally performed and medically supervised procedures.

medical direction

Medical practice The direct oversight of procedures performed by others–eg, by resident physicians, CRNAs, physician assistants See Physician extender. Cf Medical supervision.

medical direction

Physician input to and overseeing of policies, protocols, medical procedures, training, and quality assurance for an emergency medical service system.
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It is aimed at the development of science-specific profile training in medical direction, the formation of schoolchildren conscious motivation to choose a medical profession.
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Pathologists are physicians who make diagnoses based on interpretation of tissue and cellular specimens (anatomic pathology [AP]), provide medical direction to clinical laboratories (laboratory medicine [LM], commonly called clinical pathology [CP]), and support the health care teams of institutions and health systems (see Table 1 for acronyms).
If the employer can take no part in the medical direction, at least the company can assist the employee in finding an appropriate medical provider so he or she can receive treatment and begin the recovery process.
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In his new role as CMD, Kohanna will continue to provide medical direction to some of the largest companies in the oil and gas, pulp and paper, hazardous waste, chemical, transportation, food and beverage, and biotechnology industries.
Dr Ollerton, chairman and clinical lead of the CCG, will be using his experience as a GP to guide the medical direction of services.
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