Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Structure and Function of Health Care Facilities and Hospital Units
Slide content:Teaching/Research Hospitals Large institutions affiliated with medical schools Latest medications, surgical procedures, equipment, technology Treat complex medical problems, rare diseases Teach physicians and other health care providers Support and perform medical research Offer special services Accept uninsured patients Example: Massachusetts General Hospital 10
Slide notes:Teaching and research hospitals are usually large institutions affiliated with medical schools. Physicians there are aware of all the latest medications, surgical procedures, equipment, and technology. Because of this, teaching hospitals are capable of treating complex medical problems, such as rare diseases, and they perform special types of surgery. Teaching hospitals provide instruction for physicians and other health care providers, support and perform medical research, offer special services such as burn centers, and perform a charitable function by treating uninsured patients. A well-known example of a teaching hospital is Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. 10