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 2
Lecture:Outpatient Facilities and Primary Care
Slide content:Attributes of Primary Care 1978 Institute of Medicine (IOM) definition: Care that is accessible, comprehensive, coordinated and continuous From perspective of patient and family Comprehensive definition Broaden perspectives to include: Community Integrated delivery systems Ecosystem 10
Slide notes:Primary care can also be defined as a set of attributes. In 1978, the Institute of Medicine defined primary care as care that is accessible, comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous. This definition looks at the concept of primary care from the perspective of the patient and the family. A more comprehensive definition of primary care would broaden these perspectives to include the community and integrated delivery systems, as well as the ecosystem. 10