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 Delivered in different places Inpatient facilities Hospitals Institutions for treating sick or injured people Historically places for shelter, almshouses Hospital Survey and Construction Act (also known as the Hill-Burton Act) passed in 1946 Nursing and residential care Outpatient facilities 6
Slide notes:Health care is delivered in different places. In this unit, we are going to define and look at in-patient facilities, including nursing and residential care, and out-patient facilities. When we think of in-patient facilities, we typically think of hospitals. Hospitals are institutions that treat patients who are sick or injured. Hospitals are physical structures that house patients during treatment and allow clinicians to conduct diagnostic tests and perform management interventions and specialized functions such as surgery or managing childbirth. Historically, hospitals were places for shelter, or alms-houses for the poor. In 1946, the Hospital Survey and Construction Act was passed this act was known as the Hill-Burton Act, since it was sponsored by Senator Lister Hill of Alabama and Senator Harold Burton of Ohio. This law provided federal grants to improve the physical infrastructure of hospitals and led to significant augmentation of the infrastructure of facilities that provided in-patient care in the United States. 6