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Should Utilization Review Be Effective?

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Good response Sarah! Utilization review is a very extensive process, which is why there are different methods that are unified to make utilization work. I completely think that utilization could be effective. As discussed in the lecture, overutilization occurs when a service is not necessary is delivered and underutilization occurs when necessary service is not delivered. Utilization review finds the balance in between excessiveness and a deficiency. One of the reason this review would be effective is patients are still being fully treated without the services costing extra. You did suggest a patient may not receive adequate care if the review is inaccurate. I agree would cause a dilemma; however, a utilization staff work together to create
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