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Running head: HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM 1 Healthcare Delivery System Student’s Name Institution of Affiliation
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HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM 2 Abstract The healthcare delivery system has over a period of time evolved within the United States. Some procedures and treatments that were once offered and performed within a hospital setting are now being performed and offered outside the hospital setting and being offered in outpatient and ambulatory settings. United States healthcare system consists of various networks and components which have made service delivery more effective and efficient. The healthcare delivery system currently consists of hospice, mobile clinics, hospitals, urgent care facilities and institutions among other components which have been integrated into the healthcare system to meet the ever-changing needs of the society and population at large. Based on the statistics from the National Institution of Health of the United States, the total number of inpatient admission decreased from 36 million in 2008 to 34 million in 2012. (NIH, 2014). In addition, inpatient procedures have over the past decade decreased while outpatient procedures have seen a rapid increase. In 2008, more than 624 million outpatient procedures and visits were recorded. In 2012, outpatient procedures and visits increased to 671 which was a significant change (NIH, 2014). Question 1 Treatment and procedures which were previously conducted or performed in the inpatient setting are currently being performed outside the hospital settings. This means that patients
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  • Spring '16
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