Definition: An interval of care by a health care facility or provider for a specific medical problem or condition. It may be continuous or it may consist of a series of intervals marked by one or more brief separations from care, and can also identify the sequence of care (e.g., emergency, inpatient, outpatient), thus serving as one measure of health care provided.
may be one instance of care, a series of episodes or a sequence of care: read MeSH definition; no qualif
Other names Patient Care Episodes; Patient Care Episode; Episodes, Patient Care; Episode, Patient Care; Care Episodes; Care Episode; Episodes of Care
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