Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Introduction and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Components of Health Care Delivery and Finance
Slide content:Health Care Delivery Outpatient Facilities 1 Physicians offices Primary care Specialty care Single specialty or multispecialty Dental offices General dentists Specialists Orthodontists Endodontist Oral Surgeons 10
Slide notes:Lets now spend some time talking about health care delivery in the outpatient setting. Outpatient facilities may be physicians offices, dental offices, medical and diagnostic laboratories, or other ambulatory health services. Physicians offices may be focused on primary, family, or specialty care. Family practice typically includes family care, internal medicine, and pediatrics, but also may focus on a particular specialty. These specialty care offices may represent medical specialties, such as gastroenterology or cardiology; surgical specialties such orthopedics or neurosurgery; or may reflect mental health care in the outpatient setting. These offices are physical structures and though they may be present in close proximity to inpatient facilities, many physicians offices exist in the communities they serve and some of them may be quite far from hospitals. These offices may be single-specialty, where all the physicians practicing in a single office are of the same field such as family practice or internal medicine, or they may be multi-specialty offices, where an internal medicine practitioner may share space with an orthopedic surgeon. Dental offices may be those of general dentists, or specialists such as orthodontists, endodontists, or oral surgeons. 10