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:Outpatient Care Outpatient = not hospitalized Visits an "outpatient facility" for care Outpatient facilities Primary care offices Specialty care offices Single specialty or multi-specialty offices Specialty Offices Single All providers have same specialty Multi-specialty Providers have different specialties 3
Slide notes:This lecture will discuss the types of outpatient health care facilities and the role of primary care, including its definitions, goals, and the parties involved. The term outpatient refers to the delivery of health care services in a setting where the patient is not hospitalized. The patient typically visits an outpatient facility for medical care. Outpatient facilities include physicians offices. These offices may provide primary care or specialty care, and they may also be single-specialty offices or multi-specialty offices. A specialty is a branch of medicine that focuses on a particular area of expertise. In a single-specialty group practice, all the providers are in the same specialty, for example internal medicine. In a multi-specialty practice, the providers have different specialties. For example, a multi-specialty practice may house specialists in internal medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, and orthopedic surgery within the same group. They all share office space and they may also share office personnel. 3