Diagram showing the three generic episodes of care: population at risk, evaluation and initial management and follow-up care. Throughout all episodes there should be: determination of key patient attributed for risk-adjustment, assessment of informed patient preferences and the degree of alignment of care processes with these preferences, and assessment of symptom, functional, and emotional status.

FIGURE 3-9Generic episodes of care

SOURCE: Reprinted with permission from the National Quality Forum (NQF, 2009).

From: 3, Healthcare System Complexities, Impediments, and Failures

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Engineering a Learning Healthcare System: A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) and National Academy of Engineering (US) Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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