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utilization

Use Managed care The use or amount of usage per unit population, of health care services; the pattern of use of a service or type of service in a specified time, usually expressed in rate per unit of population-at-risk for a given period–eg, number of hospital admissions/yr/1,000 persons enrolled in an HMO. See Hospital utilization, Overutilization, Underutilization.

utilization

(ūt″ĭl-ĭ-zā′shŏn) [L. utilis, usable]
In health care, the consumption of services or supplies, such as the number of office visits a person makes per year with a health care provider, the number of prescription drugs taken, or the number of days a person is hospitalized.
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In terms of NCA utilization, cash disbursements amounted to P111.3 billion, while P15.6 billion were outstanding checks.
On average, lab utilization decreased by 0.09 UPPD each month per hospital following the intervention.
He felt the bureaucracy has failed to overcome its incapacity to pace up the funds utilization that in turn would speed up development process in the province.
Mohammad Anwar demanded the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to improve public financial management in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa adding that the very fact that every department is having different utilization figures is the sign of poor financial management and coordination among the departments.
A pre-survey was developed to identify utilization tracking and reporting practices.
Data on the capacity utilization rate of manufacturing industry, which are being compiled and disseminated by Central Bank as of January 2010, are calculated based on the responses of the local units operating in the manufacturing industry to the "Business Tendency Survey (BTS)" of CB.
Today in healthcare, utilization review is focused on very high-risk and high-cost pregnancies, surgeries and hospitalizations as determined by payer experience and data analysis.
* Increasing capacity utilization with flexible resource allocation
In the final week of the year, the capability utilization rate was 87.5 percent, slightly ahead of the annual average.
The capacity utilization decreased by 0.6 percentage points, as compared to the first quarter 2004.
The dental profession has the responsibility to provide guidance to all agencies, organizations and governmental bodies--such as state dental boards and legislatures--that have an interest in or responsibility and authority for, decisions on utilization, education and supervision of allied dental personnel.
Faced with these constraints on teaching space and college resources, CPCC opted for creative course scheduling, attempting to maximize space utilization throughout the institution.