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practice profile

A performance-based method of assessing the professional behaviors of individual practitioners. A typical profile may include data about a practioner's patients, their known illnesses, their drug therapies, their immunization history, hospitalization rate, use of other services, and the cost of specific aspects of their care. The profile of an individual practitioner's performance could provide information such as the number of his or her patients who are screened for cancer or diabetes mellitus, or the number of patients treated for a particular condition who survive. The profile could be used to further a practitioner's education, to influence future care patterns, to certify or recertify health care providers, or to assist decisions about the hiring, retention, or dismissal of professionals who provide health care services. The outcome of establishing practice profiles could help to increase the quality of medical care and to provide patients the opportunity of evaluating physicians. The methods used to profile practice are constantly evolving.
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In this study, individual practice profiles for the number of teeth were compared with a norm profile, which was retrieved from a population-based Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP-0).
Although in this paper we have focused on nurse and practice characteristics, and practice profiles, our study has also collected data about the services provided and the patients seen by PNs (which will be reported separately).
To nominate a practice for inclusion in the Practice Profile Database, contact Salter at (718) 402-4138 or vera@paraprofessional.org.
These changes in the clinical practice profile reflect the ever-changing nature of neuroscience nursing practice and validate the need for repeat role delineation studies every 4-6 years.
Using claims data from three States, we generate practice profiles of the utilization and costs of beneficiaries who receive the majority of their primary-care from a single provider, in essence a "voluntary" (i.e., non-mandatory) gatekeeper.
The survey instrument addressed three major areas of information in the administrator practice profile: demographic, occupational and educational.
This new approach of C3Rs can benefit patient and practice alike by raising practice profile, providing increased job satisfaction, offering a new career path--especially for dispensing opticians--and at the same time providing a much needed service in the community.
Use of a practice profile to help disseminators apply the concept of innovation configurations is discussed.
Sally Nethercott, optometrist at the Nethercott Opticians in Tadworth, Surrey said: "The Practice Profile Report made fascinating reading.
Wolfram says that he and one of the hospital administrators would go over each physician's practice profile prior to the interview.
"The Physician's Practice Profile: A Piece of the Quality Puzzle." Physician Executive 17(5):16-21, Sept./Oct.

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