Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 3 | Lecture: a | Slide: 7
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:Primary Care Organization Primary care is the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community (Donaldson et al., 1996) Main function is to provide screening, prevention, education, diagnosis, and treatment for acute and chronic health problems Examples: physician office, health clinics 7
Slide notes:This quote describes how primary care addresses the majority of personal health care needs. It is ideally easily accessible and sustained. It is often the entry point into health care and includes screening, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for acute and chronic health problems. Physician practices and physician clinics are the most common types of primary care organizations. Primary care services are also provided through public health clinics and community health clinics for some patient populations. 7