plan of care


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plan of care

Medicare A formal treatment plan for a home health Medicare Pt delineated by the treating physician based on knowledge of the Pt's medical condition. See HHRG.

care plan

(kār plan)
A carefully prepared outline of nursing care showing all of the patient's needs and the ways of meeting them; a dynamic document initiated at admission and subject to continuous reassessment and change by the nursing staff caring for the patient; typically includes nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions, and outcomes; ensures consistency of care; may be standardized or preprinted.
Synonym(s): plan of care.

care plan

(kār plan)
Outline of nursing care showing all of the patient's needs and the ways of meeting them.
Synonym(s): plan of care.

Patient discussion about plan of care

Q. What is the best pathophysiology of colorectal cancer. The pathophysiology just has to be brief and concise. It also has to include nursing considerations for the patient.

A. i'm not sure i understand your question...do you mean what is the best treatment for colorectal cancer? patophysiology is the changes the tissue acquired. if you'll give me more details on what you are looking for i'll be more then happy to help you.

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