ECRs for the six chronic conditions include all services relevant to the patient's condition and comorbidities for 12 consecutive months.
The analytical package calculates total costs for typical services and PACs for every condition (Table 2) and computes a severity-adjusted prospective price for 12 months of care for each patient identified in the database with a chronic condition.
We studied regional variations in PAC rates for each of the six chronic conditions, by classifying the 50 states into deciles by PAC rates.
We then performed a literature review to understand the percentage of PACs that might be avoided in clinical settings for the six chronic conditions studied, and to determine whether current observed rates of PACs could be reduced nationally.
Table 2 describes the distribution of costs for six chronic conditions in each of two categories: typical services and PACs.
lt;pre> [T]he chronic alcoholic with an irresistible urge to consume
Relying on precedent from the California Supreme Court, (109) the court held that "[b]ased on the guidance provided by Powell and Sundance, we conclude that the California Legislature's decision to allow misdemeanor culpability for public intoxication, even as applied to a homeless chronic alcoholic such as Kellogg, is neither disproportionate to the offense nor inhumane.
Marshall's distinction was between the status of chronic alcoholism and the condition of intoxication.
The significance of White's contention that Powell, the chronic alcoholic, "could not constitutionally be convicted for drinking," is that drinking is an act.
The letter will state that you have been warned about chronic lateness.
Some consultants espouse other methods of handling chronic lateness from changing people's shifts to changing their duties.