This term, perhaps more than any other considered by the OSP Steering Team, has such varied application and understanding by the community that it SHOULD NOT be used in outcomes efforts or reporting without additional context. Absent of this additional context the term creates ambiguity and confusion.



Not Applicable



Consensus Opinion



Not Applicable


Additional Contextual Information:

  • The term is best used as a pronoun for referring to an HCP as she navigates through the participation funnel, but lacks the precision or accuracy to be attributed to any one discreet phase or step in the funnel.