Types of therapies

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Group therapy

Levels of care

  • Urgent care
  • Emergency care
  • Intensive care
  • Ambulatory care
  • Home care

Lines of therapy

  • First-line therapy
  • Second-line therapy
  • Third-line therapy
  • Combination therapy
  • Adjuvant therapy

End-of-life care

  • Palliative care
  • Hospice care
  • Comfort care
  • Bereavement support
  • Advance care planning

Step therapy

  • Prioritization by lines of therapy
  • Controversial in American health care
  • Mixes cost containment into the algorithm
  • Involves negotiation between individual and group rights
  • Can limit therapy freedom

Subgroup 1: Abortive Therapy

  • Medication taken at the earliest signs of a disease to prevent it from getting worse
  • Analgesics used at the first symptoms of a migraine headache
  • Intended to stop a medical condition from progressing further
  • Contrasted with abortifacients, which terminate pregnancies
  • Effective in preventing the worsening of symptoms

Subgroup 2: Bridge Therapy

  • Provides a figurative bridge to another step or phase of treatment
  • Used to cross over immediate challenges or chasms in the treatment process
  • Contrasted with destination therapy, which is the final therapy
  • Helps transition to the next phase of treatment
  • Clinically appropriate in certain cases

Subgroup 3: Consolidation Therapy

  • Given to consolidate the gains from induction therapy
  • Used in cancer treatment to target any remaining malignant cells
  • Chases after residual cancer cells
  • Administered after initial treatment to strengthen the treatment outcome
  • Aims to prevent relapse or recurrence of the disease

Subgroup 4: Curative Therapy

  • Therapy with the intention of curing the root cause of a disorder
  • Also known as etiotropic therapy
  • Seeks to eliminate the disease completely
  • Different from palliative therapy, which focuses on symptom management
  • Aims to eradicate the underlying cause of the condition

Subgroup 5: Definitive Therapy

  • Therapy that may be final, superior, or curative
  • Considered the gold standard or best treatment option
  • Provides a definitive solution to the medical condition
  • May be the last line of therapy after other treatments have failed
  • Offers a high chance of successful treatment outcome

Therapy Mentions

Therapy Data Sources

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