ambulatory care

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Related to outpatient care: Out patient, ambulatory care

ambulatory care

n
(Medicine) care given at a hospital to non-resident patients, including minor surgery and outpatient treatment
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Contract notice: cleaning and management of urban waste from health centers, suaps and other primary and specialized outpatient care centers of health area iii, lorca.
OUTPATIENT CARE represents the largest share of mental health treatment expenditures, and it continues to get larger, while components such as retail drug prescriptions and inpatient care have declined, according to the National Center of Health Statistics.
hospitals may get less than half of what they think the patients are responsible for paying out of their own pockets for outpatient care, and less than one-third of the amount owed for inpatient care.
Numerous studies have examined the determinants of inpatient or overall hospital care provided to the uninsured, but little is known about the factors associated with hospital outpatient care provision to the uninsured.
The Role of Inpatient and Outpatient Care in Reducing Read-missions," compares the impact of an extended length of stay in the hospital to the effects of outpatient care for Medicare patients.
The 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) report assessed satisfaction among veterans who received inpatient or outpatient care from the Veterans Health Administration.
5 % per year on average, but the growth rate of insurance system expenditures on the outpatient care increased by 7.
Almost half (45 percent) of the additional dollars were due to more spending on outpatient care.
The investment by TIAA-CREF provides USD 203m in long-term financing for UConn Health Center's new 300,000-square-foot outpatient care building and parking garages at its Farmington, Conn.
Many Hospital Systems, in order to align with the goals of healthcare reform such as increased quality, decreased cost, and improved population health are now investing in outpatient care.
Milliman looks at factors such as the cost of inpatient hospitalization, outpatient care, professional services and pharmacy services.
WASHINGTON -- Older individuals tend to cut back on trips to their doctors but subsequently require more expensive hospital treatments when their Medicare plans raise co-payments for outpatient care, according to a recent report.