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ambulatory care

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(Medicine) care given at a hospital to non-resident patients, including minor surgery and outpatient treatment
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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey respondents are asked to enumerate each ambulatory visit (including dates, reasons for visit, and type of provider) made in the household through detailed probing that includes use of calendars, explanation of benefit forms, provider billing statements, and show cards with different types of office- and clinic-based providers and settings.
The first medical visit that patients received AD diagnosis was set as an index ambulatory visit.
In 2010, the 1,000,000-person cohort had 15,431,528 ambulatory visit records.
MassHealth provided complete ambulatory medical claims histories for the analytic period (June 2005 to June 2009) for all beneficiaries with either an ambulatory visit to a provider on the NPI list, a designated primary care provider on the NPI list, or a home address in a relevant ZIP Code.
The cost per ambulatory visit was calculated as the weighted mean cost of visiting a pediatrician, general practitioner, or emergency room based on the proportion seen in each of the ambulatory visits.
(4) One obstacle, however, may be that many OBs do not want to surrender the professional satisfaction afforded them when they participate in the continuity of their patients' care--from the first ambulatory visit through labor and birth.
Overall, rural beneficiaries are 83 percent as likely as urban beneficiaries to receive an ambulatory visit and receive 78 percent as many visits in a year as urban beneficiaries.
However, less than 5 percent of the variation in county-level ACSH rates for asthma could be explained by the prevalence of asthma, at least based on ambulatory visit data (r = 0.07).
"It is a single tool that goes from the initial ambulatory visit to the hospital and back again," he said.
Ambulatory visit groups: A framework for measuring productivity in ambulatory care.
Existing ambulatory patient classification systems include ambulatory visit groups (AVGs) (Fetter et al., 1984), products of ambulatory care (PAC) (Tenan et al., 1988), products of ambulatory surgery (PAS) Kelly et al., 1990), diagnosis clusters (Schneeweiss et al., 1983) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) categories (Federal Register, 1991).
Medical Model was defined as assist physician as needed; carry out nursing aspects of medical plan." Functional Model was defined as "provide nursing care as needed during client visits to a random group of clients depending on day's assignment." Primary Model was defined as "provide nursing care to the same clients within a specified group during each ambulatory visit." Case Management Model was defined as "manage the care of specified clients across impatient, ambulatory and community settings." Community Nursing Model was defined as "focus of care encompasses client, family and community and includes primary prevention in the community." There was also an "Other" option were respondents could name and define their agency's model of nursing care delivery.