Programs that seek to reduce demand for water through conservation, rate incentives, drought rationing, and other activities.
An approach to reducing the consumption of water by reducing demand for it. Demand management includes educating people about how to save water, promoting the use of household and industrial appliances that use water more economically, such as dual-flush toilets, and putting a price on water that reminds people of its true value.
use of decision and behavior support systems, such as self-care interventions, health promotion and education tools, to encourage patients to use medical services appropriately.
A variety of strategies to reduce utilization of health care services such as telephone health help lines, intended to prevent unnecessary use of medical services. Also used to describe educational programs designed to teach patients about their medical conditions which results in better patient self management and the utilization of fewer health care resources in the long term.
Programs such as nurse information lines, developed to reduce the amount of unnecessary emergency room and/or doctor visits.
Reconciling the demand and supply of health care efficiently and equitably.
The use of price, quantitative restrictions and other devices to limit the demand for water.
Reducing the demand for water through activities that alter water use practices, improve efficiency in water use, reduce losses of water, reduce waste of water, alter land management practices and/or alter land uses.
Strategies to reduce water consumption by residential, commercial and industrial sectors. These strategies can include using existing resources more efficiently as a cost-effective alternative to building additional infrastructure.
A set of strategies that promote increased efficiency of the transportation system by influencing individual travel behavior.
also Continuum Management. Promoting member well-being and reducing the need for services through such strategies as prevention, risk identification, risk management, and empowering consumers and providers to make appropriate choices about care through education and informed decision-making tools.