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patient load

Graduate education A popular term for the number of Pts for which a physician in training is responsible during a shift. See Residency. Cf Turf–verb.
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High patient load was found to be the biggest impediment to the routine use of rubber dam.
HHOA currently provides services to between 80 and 100 patients per day, which represents an increase in patient load since the office installed the IMPAC products.
Maxed out on patient load and facing increased costs for malpractice insurance, office space and staff, physicians can do one of two things to increase revenues, Riddick says.
Baigre, who moved from Toronto to Sudbury in 1994, and set up practice on Larch Street downtown, began cultivating at least half of his growing patient load from out-of-town referrals from across northeastern Ontario.
The book suggests how to apply evidence to a practice without cutting the patient load in half or returning to graduate school for courses in epidemiology and statistics.
He further said that another reason for this step to have been undertakenis that the hospital is now receiving 5,000 patients in 24 hours, and wants to reduce the patient load.
Supervising AiNs on top of their own patient load can be a heavy burden for RNs in units where they are working short.
For easier loading with the patient~s shoulder chair, a lifting device for the patient load and an air suspension with a lowering must be provided for gentle patient transport.
He said that the PIC was handling huge patient load which could be managed by evolving a better referral system.
Prof Nadeem Hayat Malik said the PIC catering huge patient load which could be managed by evolving a better referral system for this purpose.
Thanks to the swelling patient load, the hospital is bursting at the seams, struggling to survive.
These guidelines cut down lot of unnecessary referrals and allowed for organization of the patient load by the secondary referral center, as well as limiting unnecessary surgeries and postoperative complications.

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