division of labor - While I served in the U.S. Navy I...

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While I served in the U.S. Navy I worked as a Hospital Corpsman. As a Corpsman I worked as a Battlefield Medic, Surgical Technician, and Ophthalmic Technician. The emergency room is the backbone of the hospital. This is what you would consider to be the front line of medical care. All patients who need to be seen that day are seen by a primary care Physician. If the patients need to be seen by a specialist then the primary care doc needs to refer the patient. A specialist such as an Urologist or Ophthalmologist is a doctor who specializes in one area of the body. An Ophthalmologist is a doctor who specializes in the study of eye diseases and disorders as well as doing eye surgery. While an Optometrist specializes in glasses and contacts and can do basic eye exams. Hospitals are set up so you can go in the front door be screened, and see a doctor. According to your screening the primary care will decide if he/she can treat you. If he/she cannot, they send you to a more qualified professional. This system may seem imperfect; however, I will admit it is
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2011 for the course BUSINESS MBA 675 taught by Professor Studebaker during the Spring '11 term at Indiana Wesleyan.

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