utilization review


utilization review

noun

Definition of UTILIZATION REVIEW

:  a critical evaluation (as by a physician or nurse) of health-care services provided to patients that is made especially for the purpose of controlling costs and monitoring quality of care

First Known Use of UTILIZATION REVIEW

1972

uti·li·za·tion re·view

noun \ˌyüt-əl-ə-ˈzā-shən-ri-ˈvyü\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UTILIZATION REVIEW

: the critical examination (as by a physician or nurse) of health-care services provided to patients especially for the purpose of controlling costs (as by identifying unnecessary medical procedures) and monitoring the quality of care

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