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As a verb, furnishing funds or means for maintenance; to maintain; to provide for; to enable to continue; to carry on. To provide a means of livelihood. To vindicate, to maintain, to defend, to uphold with aid or countenance.

As a noun, that which furnishes a livelihood; a source or means of living; subsistence, sustenance, maintenance, or living.

Support includes all sources of living that enable a person to live in a degree of comfort suitable and befitting her station in life. Support encompasses housing, food, clothing, health, nursing, and medical needs, along with adequate recreation expenses. Most states impose a legal duty on an individual to support his or her spouse and children.


Child Support.

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SUPPORT. The right of support is an easement which one man, either by contract or prescription, enjoys, to rest the joists or timbers of his house upon the wall of an adjoining building, owned by another person. 3 Kent, Com. 435. Vide Lois des Bat. part. 1, c. 3, s. a. 1, Sec. T; Party wall.

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Perceived Physician Support. Participants were asked to self-report the degree to which their physician engages them in treatment-related problem-solving/decision-making, refers them to other healthcare services and professionals, and asks if they understand their medications and associated regimens.
To prevent failure due to lack of physician support, hospitals should be cautious not to introduce EHRs as simply a replacement of the paper record.
As VP/CMO, he will lead Iowa's efforts to create and coordinate physician support activities and clinical resource management initiatives.
One of the most important tasks in building the physician support foundation for any advanced CPOE implementation is the development of physician order sets.
Prematics also provides ongoing physician support and manages all aspects of its services, including equipment and connectivity, at no charge to the physician practice.
-- Withdrawing patients from overused headache medications is long, hard work for them, but it can be accomplished with strong physician support, Dr.
Most of the physician support for these restrictions comes from academic and administrative doctors.
A confidential survey mailed to 169 internists around the country found that most would support deception of a third-party payer to provide warranted care for patients; however, physician support declined as the severity of the condition declined.
There is often a lack of physician support for cross coverage,(11) resulting in long stretches of obstetrical call without relief.
The head office will serve as hub for commercial, training and physician support activities for the company's business outside the US, including the planned launch in the middle of next year of the currently investigational flexible catheter vascular robotic system.
Thompson, a WUMS graduate, is the author of ACPE publications, So, You're on the Ethics Committee: A Primer and Practical Guidebook: 21st Century Health Care (2007), On; Beyond Compliance: Thinking Inside a Brand New Box (2001), and Keys to Winning Physician Support: Real Winners Don't Gag the Good Guys (1998).
Physician support is also needed to develop and maintain a national database of living donor outcomes, the new language stated.

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