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Prioritization is the activity that arranges items or activities in order of importance relative to each other.[1][2]

In the context of medical evaluation it is the establishment of the importance or the urgency of actions that are necessary to preserve the welfare of client or patient.[3] In the clinical context, establishing priorities aids in the rationale and justification for the use of limited resources. Priority setting is influenced by time, money, and expertise.[4] A risk priority number assessment is one way to establish priorities that may be difficult to establish in a health care setting.[5]

Software has been designed to assist professionals in establishing priorities in a specific business setting.[6]

Creating a list may be the first step in establishing priorities.

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  1. ^ ""Prioritization" in Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition". 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Prioritization – definition of prioritization". The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
  3. ^ "Definition of prioritization by Medical dictionary". The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
  4. ^ Jeffreys, M (2016). Priorization. Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care. Springer Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-8261-1996-4. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Risk Priority Number". Institute for Healthcare Improvement. 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
  6. ^ Partho (18 February 2009). "Top 10 Time Management Software for Windows". Gaea News Network. Retrieved October 9, 2016. 

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