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:Care Level and Care Setting Primary care is an entry point to the health care system Levels of care Primary care Outpatient ambulatory care Secondary care Inpatient hospital care Tertiary care Inpatient hospital care 6
Slide notes:Primary care may also be distinguished by the fact that it is an ambulatory model of care, as opposed to an inpatient model of care. Primary care may also be described in terms of level of care. Primary care is considered the entry point to the health care system. Primary care is provided outside the hospital and is typically referred to as outpatient car or ambulatory care. Other care levels include secondary care and tertiary care. Secondary care is inpatient care provided by community hospitals. Tertiary care is inpatient care provided by medical centers and teaching hospitals. 6