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Oxygen therapy is widespread in acute care settings as adequate oxygen supplementation is essential in case of hypoxemia. Excessive oxygen supplementation has several unrecognized deleterious effects. This article reviews the deleterious effects of hyperoxemia and sums up the actual recommendations for safe oxygen supplementation.
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Name: Revue medicale suisse
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To evaluate the impact of synchronous telemedicine models on the clinical outcomes in pediatric acute care settings.
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The controlling of access to health services, usually by primary care providers; often used in managed care settings to reduce utilization of expensive services and reduce referrals. (From BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1999)
The reallocation of beds from one type of care service to another, as in converting acute care beds to long term care beds.
Medical and skilled nursing services provided to patients who are not in an acute phase of an illness but who require a level of care higher than that provided in a long-term care setting. (JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)
Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.
Nurses whose work combines elements of both primary care nursing and public health practice and takes place primarily outside the therapeutic institution. Primary nursing care is directed to individuals, families, or groups in their natural settings within communities.