network-model HMO

A health maintenance organization (HMO) that contracts with more than one independent physician group to provide health services. The providers may see patients who are not members of the HMO. (Also see group-model HMO and staff-model HMO.)

never event

28 occurrences that the National Quality Forum has identified as events that should never happen in a hospital and can be prevented. These events include surgical events, product or device events, and criminal events. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

New Drug Application

After the clinical phase of trials, a manufacturer files an NDA with the Food & Drug Administration for approval. This application can be approved or rejected, or the FDA can request further study.