Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 3 | Lecture: a | Slide: 6
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Care Settings The Places Where Care is Delivered
Lecture:Range of care Continuum of care
Slide content:Range of Care Delivery 3.1 Figure: Represents the range of care delivery and the referral patterns between the types of care of delivery organizations. Hickman, 2012. CC-BY-NC-SA . 6
Slide notes:The best way to get a broad picture of the types of care delivery organizations is to look at the range of services that they provide. Primary care organizations are usually the entry point for health care services. Secondary care is most often specialty care. Tertiary [ ter -shee-er-ee ] care organizations offer diagnostic and treatment options that are not available at most health care organizations. The graphic shows that primary care organizations may refer patients to either secondary care or tertiary care (indicated by an arrow from the Primary Care Organization text box to both the Secondary Care and Tertiary Care text boxes). Secondary care organizations also may refer directly to tertiary care organizations (indicated by an arrow from the Secondary Care Organization text box to the Tertiary Care Organization text box). 6