Term: Patient Allocation

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-11-10


Patient allocation is the process of assigning all patients to their most responsible health care provider during the study period. This is necessary in order to define the physician's practice. Several methods may be used to allocate patients, including: Plurality Approach, Equivalent Approach, and Majority of Care.

See the Patient Allocation: Assigning Patients to Physicians, Physician Groups or Clinics concept for more detailed information.

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