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Watchful attention; custody; diligence; concern; caution; as opposed to Negligence or carelessness.

In the law of negligence, the standard of reasonable conduct determines the amount of care to be exercised in a situation. The care taken must be proportional to the apparent risk. As danger increases, commensurate caution must be observed.

Slight care is the care persons of ordinary prudence generally exercise in regard to their personal affairs of minimal importance.

Reasonable care, also known as ordinary care, is the degree of care, diligence, or precaution that may fairly, ordinarily, and properly be expected or required in consideration of the nature of the action, the subject matter, and the surrounding circumstances.

Great care is the degree of care that persons of ordinary prudence usually exercise with respect to their personal affairs of great importance.

Another type of care is that which a fiduciary—a person having a duty, created by his or her undertaking, to act primarily for another's benefit—exercises in regard to valuable possessions entrusted to him or her by another.


n. in law, to be attentive, prudent and vigilant. Essentially, care (and careful) means that a person does everything he/she is supposed to do (to prevent an accident). It is the opposite of negligence (and negligent), which makes the responsible person liable for damages to persons injured. If a person "exercises care," a court cannot find him/her responsible for damages from an accident in which he/she is involved. (See: careless)


(Be cautious), verb be cautious, be concerned, bear in mind, beware, consider, curare, give heed to, guard, have regard, heed, look out for, mind, pay attention to, protect, take precautions, watch out for, watch over
Associated concepts: care and caution, care and skill, careful, careless, degree of care, due care, extraordinary care, great care, lack of care, ordinary care, slight care, want of care


(Regard), verb administer to, attend, attend to, be concerned, be concerned for, become involved, bother, foster, mind, minister to, nurture, pay attention to, serve, supervise, support, sustain, tend, watch over
Associated concepts: care and custody, care and mainteeance, custody or control
See also: administration, agency, aid, alimony, apprehension, assistance, auspices, burden, caution, charge, concern, consideration, constraint, control, custody, direction, discretion, fear, generalship, guidance, heed, help, imprisonment, interest, maintenance, management, notice, particularity, patronage, precaution, preservation, problem, protection, prudence, regard, relief, rigor, safekeeping, shelter, supervision, support, surveillance, trust, upkeep, ward, weight
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IEHP's entry -- one of 16 nominations -- underscored the home-based approach of its Transitional Care Program.
Keywords: care coordination, continuity of care, discharge planning, follow-up after discharge, stroke, transitional care
She noted that recent changes in health care policy have catalyzed the need for more research and that the field of transitional care research has been pioneered by nurses.
Sabra agreed to acquire four skilled nursing facilities that specialize in transitional care and medically complex post-surgical, ventilator and dialysis patients with a total of 678 licensed beds (the NMS Portfolio) located in Maryland for $234.
Theo spent two days in neonatal intensive care unit while Ben was transferred to transitional care, where his brother joined him two days later.
Conference Focus: Details on how Bon Secours uses telephonic and face-to-face interactions, as well as home visits between embedded case managers and high-risk patients to manage care plans and transitions; leverages its embedded case managers to bill under CMS' transitional care management codes; will operationalize its practices for CMS' new chronic care management codes, including addressing what it sees as the biggest obstacle to this program; and will address revenue cycle management implications for the CCM codes.
In 2015, reallocation of cooperation agreements for the transitional care takes place.
Natalie Clarke, lead nurse on the Blossom Transitional Care Unit, said: "Through introducing the new unit, it means that instead of mum being discharged and baby staying at hospital, we have a place where both can stay and get the care they need in an environment that promotes development of a well baby.
When he was declared well, after three days in the special baby care unit, he was moved up to the new Transitional Care Nursery on the day it opened.
We also know that nurse-managed care coordination and transitional care decrease costs by reducing emergency department
With up to 20 percent of Medicare patients readmitted to hospitals within 30 days of discharge, more value is being placed on effective transitional care and care coordination.
While many subspecialists are bracing for steep payment cuts due to coding changes set to take effect next year, primary care physicians could earn more money, thanks to the creation of new transitional care management codes.

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