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 Primary and Secondary Care
Slide content:Where Is Primary Care Delivered? Primary care clinic: Point of delivery A medical facility Usually, the conditions seen at a primary care clinic are not serious or life threatening Gateway to health care services 3
Slide notes:This lecture will discuss outpatient primary care, outpatient specialty care, and types of disciplines involved in each, and the primary care crisis in the U.S. As reviewed in the previous lecture, primary care represents a category of health services. So where are these health services delivered? The usual point of delivery is a primary care clinic, where the medical conditions seen are not serious or life threatening. A primary care clinic may also be the gateway to other health care services. For example, after evaluation in a primary care clinic, the patient may be referred to a laboratory or diagnostic testing center, to an urgent care center, or even to an emergency room. The patient may also be referred to different clinical specialists. 3