utilization review


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

Examples of utilization review in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rejection came from a UConn Correctional Manged Healthcare panel known as the utilization review committee, or URC, which must approve a wide range of diagnostic tests and preventative treatments before they can be performed. Josh Kovner, courant.com, "Prison Medical Investigator Questions Care In Inmate's Cancer Case," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of utilization review

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Utilization review.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/utilization%20review. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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utilization review

uti·​li·​za·​tion re·​view | \ ˌyüt-ᵊl-ə-ˈzā-shən-ri-ˈvyü How to pronounce utilization review (audio) \

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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