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regionalization

 [re″jun-al-ĭ-za´shun]
a health care system under which all institutions and agencies in a given geographical area are organized under a single board and administration; it may involve the integration of some or all of the service providers in the region.

regionalization

[rē′jənal′īzā′shən]
(in health care planning) the organization of a system for the delivery of health care within a region to avoid costly duplication of services and to ensure availability of essential services.

regionalization

Managed care The subdivision of a broadly available service–eg, a blood bank, into quasi-autonomous regional centers, capable of making decisions and providing more cost-effective and/or faster service to hospitals and health care facilities, located the greatest distance from a 'centralized' service's hub

Patient discussion about regionalization

Q. Any idea on how to meet people who suffer from alcoolism in my region?

A. if you look for an AA meeting near your home- that should not be a problem- just "google" it. or ask your doctor to reffer you to the nearest clinic.
take care! and good for you on that big step!

Q. Is there any problem, if an arachnoid cyst ,2cmx1.5cm size, rostral to cerebellar region left untreated? symptoms: repeated headaches, twitching of muscles, tiredness

A. An arachnoid cyst that leads to symptoms usually needs treatment. Mild symptoms as you suggested are ok to left untreated however gradual onset of new symptoms may arise such as seizures, paralysis and other complications, therefore once symptoms occur one should consider treatment.

Q. experiencing sharp pain in my right kidney region... pain is acute and doesnt radiate... recently PE left lung have been taking warfrin, panadiene forte, two kinds of cholesterol/triglycerine reducing meds and champix quit smoking medication... recently tests showed the hight cholesterol and triglys' levels and also a swollen liver... pain is not in my liver area... past pain in this kidney recurrent but never as bad. always dull.. many years ago had a uti, which caused high protiene levels.. very bad at finishing anti-biotics... recently had tonsilitis.. This hurts and is tender to touch but does not bring on sharp pain when touched, sharp pain comes and goes after taking pain relief

A. Go to see a doctor - although its tempting to make the diagnosis over the net (I have several ideas about what it might be), it sounds like serious, especially if you had a PE lately - it could be a thrombus in the vein of the kidney, or maybe a stone (sounds like that according to the description of the pain). However, as I said, making the diagnosis without even seeing you isn't the wisest thing to do.

Take care,

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BOSTON - Municipal regionalization, driven largely by tighter municipal budgets since 2008, appears to be taking hold in Massachusetts, project by project, with cash incentives from the state helping many communities find their way.
Advanced regionalization is a bold initiative," said Morris, during an international conference, held Friday and Saturday in Rabat, on "The political, economic and cultural assets of autonomy and its conformity with international law ".
aa He made it clear that the devolution process in the southern provinces will be put in place "either through the implementation of an appropriate, broad-based regionalization system - which will reflect the will of the nation - or through the proposed autonomy statute, once a UN-sponsored consensual political agreement is reached as a final solution to this (Sahara) dispute.
These regions will determine the feasibility of the regionalization concept and our ability to fully implement this concept in other locations.
Another financial organization, Grupo Pellas, has decided to leave strategic decisions on regionalization in the hands of the family that owns the company But day-to-day decisions are made by managers the family trusts.
i) the merger and regionalization of the Trial Division of the Federal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada, and
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Murray chaired the 90-minute session of the Municipal Affairs Coordinating Cabinet, allowing representatives of the various executive agencies to briefly describe regionalization initiatives as well as avenues for additional information.
The new concept of regionalization requires elected local government with democratic legitimacy and necessary mechanisms that can strengthen the participation of citizens in managing public affairs, Azziman told a press conference, devoted to the presentation of the report on advanced regionalization submitted to HM King Mohammed VI.
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The TPP goes beyond WTO rules by including more elaborate transparency and regionalization provisions as well as new SPS disciplines on trade-restricting import checks, certification and audits.
Parisot hailed the "willingness" of HM King Mohammed VI for advanced regionalization based on "the foundations of democracy.

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