episode of care

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episode of care

all services provided to a patient with a medical problem within a specific period of time across a continuum of care in an integrated system.

episode of care

An NHS term of art for a care episode of an inpatient, outpatient, day case, day patient, or for haemodialysis. Each episode is initiated by a referral (or re-referral) or admission, and is ended by a discharge.

Examples
Inpatient or outpatient episodes within a specialty, physiotherapy episode.

episode of care

Managed care Healthcare services provided for a specific illness during a set time period

ep·i·sode of care

(ep'i-sōd kār)
All services provided to a patient with a medical problem within a specific period of time across a continuum of care in an integrated health care system.

ep·i·sode of care

(ep'i-sōd kār)
All services provided to a patient with a medical problem within a specific period of time across a continuum of care in an integrated system.
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A large component of healthcare cost is fixed and amortising this to the individual patient episode can also be difficult.
Looking forward, laboratory management's view must extend beyond the lab's inner circle and encompass the entire patient episode with an awareness of how the timeliness, accuracy, and cost of a patient's lab work impacts his or her episode of care and final outcome.
Going forward, laboratory professionals must find ways to use diagnostic testing to impact the total patient episode of care.
In Wales, the Patient Episode Database for Wales (PEDW) contains all inpatient and day case activity undertaken in National Health Service (NHS) Wales in addition to data on Welsh residents treated in English Trusts.
Having access to the data and enhancing the paramedic training not only allows the paramedic to be more involved in the whole patient episode but will, without doubt, increase the paramedic's knowledge around strokes and their evolving treatment of these cases.
we require a system for the cardiac department at our lady~~~~s children~~~~s hospital, crumlin, which has the ability to record all real-time patient episode cardiac information for clinicians to see every aspect of a patient~~~~s history thus providing the child with the most effective, appropriate and timely care.
Episode-based funding means that a health care facility is allocated a predetermined financial payment for each type of patient episode (Curtis, Bollard & Dickson 2002).
Health system maturity is the capability of a health care delivery system at all levels of care to provide optimal health care encounters for each patient episode of care.
Characteristics of recurrent episodes of GGS bacteremia emm type Time to recurrence Patient Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 (mo.
0 Data Warehouse where a Patient Episode report is stored for further analysis and research.
With fee-for-service reimbursement, the physician receives a fee per unit of time spent; with capitation, the physician receives a fixed payment per patient episode of care.
Driving Care Integration - Throughout 2011, Kindred built upon its significant and ongoing efforts to improve care coordination and management throughout an entire patient episode of care by focusing on pilots and partnerships, technology, physician engagement, and initiatives to reduce rehospitalizations to best manage a patient's entire episode of care, reduce costs, and improve clinical outcomes.

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