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:Primary Care as a Strategy A strategy for organizing the health care system as a whole Greater emphasis on community-based health care Less costly Patients are healthier 7
Slide notes:Primary care can also be defined as a strategy for organizing the health care system as a whole. For example, primary care places a greater emphasis on community-based health care. Health care that is provided in the community is generally less costly than care provided in secondary and tertiary hospitals. Current care improvement goals include a focus in providing high-quality care in the outpatient setting so patients are healthier and are less likely to need intensive acute care medicine. 7