Definition of caseload in US English:



  • The amount of work (in terms of number of cases) with which a doctor, lawyer, or social worker is concerned at one time.

    • ‘There, seven full and part-time nurses carry caseloads, helping patients set goals and monitoring their progress in exercise programs and classes.’
    • ‘The total caseloads of patients managed by both teams were similar in demographics, medical condition, and workload.’
    • ‘Since acuity and complexity of patient caseloads continue to increase, inadequate funding presents a particular challenge to recruitment of highly qualified nursing staff.’
    • ‘The definitions also make an important distinction regarding the degree of clinical responsibility for clinician's caseloads that supervisors, consultants, or trainers assume.’
    • ‘Coroners should not allocate excessive numbers of autopsies to individual pathologists, and the total caseloads of pathologists should be monitored.’
    • ‘For the past two decades, program staff have had to submit monthly reports on the progress of patients assigned to their caseloads.’
    • ‘While many of these individuals are able lawyers, they are often overburdened with heavy caseloads and lack the financial and personnel resources necessary to build a strong defense.’
    • ‘It addresses issues that are common to all perioperative managers, regardless of the size of their yearly caseload.’
    • ‘We need to ensure that there are enough doctors on duty at all sites to comply with the law and guarantee that caseloads are such that training and supervision of junior doctors will be satisfactory.’
    • ‘As evidenced over the past year, class-action lawyers see their caseloads balloon during eras of corporate fraud.’
    • ‘In some areas, health visitors are taking a leading role in working with refugee families, extending their caseloads to include families with children over 5 years of age.’
    • ‘First, our results are based on responses from hospital personnel at a sample of PCP hospitals in four high-HIV-incidence cities and other US hospitals with low HIV caseloads.’
    • ‘Reasons suggested for the poor outcome in clinic cases include that they have more severe problems, come from more distressed families, and receive less empirically supported interventions from staff with heavier caseloads.’
    • ‘Given the caseloads of medical examiners, the quality of their science is sometimes suspect.’
    • ‘To be included in the study, officers needed to be adult probation officers and carry an active caseload of probationers whom they monitored.’
    • ‘Most general practitioners thought that practices with a high caseload of refugees should receive additional funding.’
    • ‘Nutritionists' scope of practice must be clearly defined and actual caseloads monitored.’
    • ‘Intensive case management emphasises small caseloads (10-15 patients per case manager), with increased intensity of contact.’
    • ‘Few researchers concerned with social work practice relative to substance-abusing clients have elicited detailed information about workers' caseloads.’
    • ‘Because their caseloads are diverse geographically, health visitors have much less detailed knowledge of who is living in a specific local area.’