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outsourceverb To assign specific work to a 3rd party for a specific length of time at a set price and service level.
verb To use outside labour to perform functions—billing and collections, accounting, janitorial services, ER coverage, and others—which could be performed by in-house personnel but would be at a higher price and/or less efficient.
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outsourceverb To assign specific work to a 3rd party for a specific length of time at an set price and service level Managed care To use outside labor to perform functions–billing and collections, accounting, janitorial services, ER coverage and others–which could be performed at a higher price and/or less efficiently by in-house personnel. See Manager.
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To contract with employees or managers to perform specific duties as independent contractors or to purchase goods and services from consultants or third parties instead of maintaining or developing goods and services on site. In health care, for example, radiology services are often obtained from off-shore locations, and intensive care unit expertise is provided by telemedicine and robots to small hospitals by staff in tertiary care hospitals.outsourcing (sor″sing)
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