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  • Case Mix

    The range of varying types of diseases encountered and patient care delivered. Generally speaking, case mix is most diverse in an academic treatment environment and least diverse in a primary practice environment.
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Specialist

    A physician who has special experience and expertise in a portion of the medical field. In most instances specific credentials, including residency placement and board certification must be acquired in order to qualify as a specialist. http://www.deha...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Tenure

    The employment status of a person who holds an academic appointment that is continuous until terminated by retirement or dismissal. The termination of a continuous tenure appointment is always pursuant to University policy. Only professors, associate...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Continuity Of Care

    The process by which the patient and the physician are cooperatively involved in ongoing health care management toward the goal of high quality, cost-effective medical care (AAFP). http://www.aafp.org/x6694.xml
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Integrated Delivery Systems (IDS)

    The banding together of healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, hospitals, mental health centers, nursing homes and home care providers) as a means to coordinate patient care, strengthen or broaden the range of services, expand geographic coverage, and...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Independent Practice Association (IPA)

    A network of physicians in a region or community—solo practitioners and groups of physicians—who agree to participate in an association to contract with health maintenance organizations, other managed care plans, and also vendors for the benefit...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Group Benefits Package

    Services an insurer, government agency, or health plan offers to a group or individual under the terms of a contract, and can include malpractice coverage, CME, paid time off and relocation. www.hhsc.state.tx.us/Medicaid/Med_info/glossary.html
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Economies of Scale

    Situation(s) whereby the cost of producing one unit of a good or service decreases as the volume of production increases. The possibility of spreading costs among a greater number of transactions, inputs, etc. that reduces the overall cost of production...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Academic Ophthalmology

    A term used to describe those who seek to improve their understanding of ophthalmic disease through scholarly scientific work, including both clinical and basic science, and the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and publication. "Academic...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

    The largest national membership association of Eye M.D.s. Eye M.D.s are ophthalmologists, medical doctors who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care. More than 90 percent of practicing U.S. Eye M.D.s are Academy members...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
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