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Related to utilization review: Drug Utilization Review
A process for monitoring the use and delivery of services, especially one used by a managed care provider to control health care costs.
utilization review (UR)
Etymology: L, utilis + atus, process
an assessment of the appropriateness and economy of an admission to a health care facility or a continued hospitalization. The length of the hospital stay also is compared with the average length of stay for similar diagnoses.
utilization reviewUtilization control, utilization management Managed care Evaluation of the necessity–eg, for surgery or other therapy, appropriateness–of admissions or of services ordered, and efficiency of the use of health care services, procedures, and facilities. See Utilization.
Evaluation of the necessity, quality, effectiveness, or efficiency of medical services, procedures, and facilities. In regard to a hospital, the review includes appropriateness of admission, services ordered and provided, length of stay, and discharge practices.