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:Narrow vs. Broad View of Primary Care Narrow view If primary = first in time or order Then primary care = ground floor of health care delivery Broad view: If primary = chief or main Then primary care = central to health care 9
Slide notes:Another way to look at primary care is to take a narrow view or a broad view. If primary refers to being first in time or order, then primary care represents the first contact or the ground floor of health care delivery. In the broad view, primary suggests chief or main. In this context, primary care is a fundamental and central aspect of health care and the primary emphasis of health care in the community. 9