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Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan offers some beneficiaries an app that allows them to stay in contact with the health plan's nurse practitioners. It seems tailored-made for patients with chronic conditions, but it can be applied to almost everything a person might need to go to the hospital for.
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Name: Managed care (Langhorne, Pa.)
Findings from health services research highlight continuing health care disparities in the United States, especially in the areas of access to health care and quality of care. Although attention to he...
The article discusses approaches to the reforming of the Health Care System of Ukraine, the key objectives of which are: the strengthening of preventive services, the increasing of availability and qu...
New US health care payment models have increasingly incentivized health care systems to promote health and reduce health care spending at the population level, with Medicare beneficiaries representing...
International overview reports and the majority of scientific publications on interlinkages between nature and human health (NHI) do not seem to focus on the role of the health care sector. Primary he...
This study examined (a) psychosocial health care needs of people with type 2 diabetes from the perspective of patients and diabetes health care providers in primary care, in terms of topics, attention...
The homeopathic remedy 'naja-comp' will improve functional outcome measured by the Barthel-Index. The homeopathic remedy 'naja-comp' will decrease complications during geriatric reh...
In a homeopathic drug proving a homeopathically prepared substance is administered to healthy volunteers in order to produce the symptoms specific to that substance and thereby reveal its ...
The clinical safety of Sahastara remedy alcoholic extract in healthy volunteers. Investigators will investigate safety of 100 and 200 mg of Sahastara remedy extract capsule in healthy volu...
For almost 17 % of cases patients over 75 years are sent for inappropriate reasons to the emergency unit. They are described as inappropriate hospitalization because they don't require the...
In patients with gastric or colorectal cancers, where a treatment with 5-Fluoruracil and one further chemotherapeutic remedy (either irinotecan or a platinum based chemotherapeutic remedy)...
Health care services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients. The provider and the patient each bring their individual learned patterns of language and culture to the health care experience which must be transcended to achieve equal access and quality health care.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
An interval of care by a health care facility or provider for a specific medical problem or condition. It may be continuous or it may consist of a series of intervals marked by one or more brief separations from care, and can also identify the sequence of care (e.g., emergency, inpatient, outpatient), thus serving as one measure of health care provided.
Purchasers are provided information on the quality of health care, including patient outcomes and health status, with data on the dollar outlays going towards health. The focus is on managing the use of the health care system to reduce inappropriate care and to identify and reward the best-performing providers. (from http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/meyerrpt.htm accessed 11/25/2011)
The concept concerned with all aspects of the quality, accessibility, and appraisal of health care and health care delivery.