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The increased concern about the quality of medical services evidenced by, inter alia, the growing atten tion to quality of Peer Review Organizations. the purchasing and implementation of sophisticated med ical data systems by hospitals, and the growing clamor from private health insurers and...
This report is a study of the rates of hospitalization of two similar groups of patients with a diagnosis of medical low back pain resulting from an injury. It is based on a 7-year experience with utilization review. None of the patients had met the minimal criteria for hospitalization described...
A study was conducted to determine which Major Diagnostic Categories (MDCs) accounted for most of the nonessential hospital admissions in 73 Michigan hospitals in 1986. The Intensity, Severity, Discharge- Appropriateness (ISD-A) criteria set was used to identify nonessential admissions. Large...
Health care providers caring for adolescent pa tients are faced with problems unique to this age group due to their evolving developmental stages of growth. Serious problems with psychosocial as well as biological bases causing major morbidity and mor tality are encountered. Purely biomedical...
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