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Unformatted text preview: A MBU LATORY
C ARE HCA/210 R EBECCA SAYRE O ZLE M CAKAR IZ
AX IA COL L EGE Ambulatory care is defined as medical care including diagnosis, observation, t reatment and
r ehabilitation provided on an outpatient basis. Also is provided in a broad array of settings
i ncluding physician offices, home health care agencies, community health centers, urgent
care centers and outpatient surgery centers. Ambulatory care is given to persons who are
not confined to a hospital but rather are ambulatory and, li terally, are able to ambulate or
walk about. Medical service doesn’t require the patient to stay overnight. The goal of
ambulatory care is timelier care of patients. Hospitals could not easily be overrun with
patients who don’t have urgent.
I believe the society’s view about health care have good comments and thanks to
A mbulatory Care, because i t is easier to see the doctor and communicate with them, also
t he waiting time is shorter than inpatient Hospital. The Ambulatory Care departments are
very well equipped with all facilities. After visiting these Ambulatory Care Centers, you
w ill be satisfied and have good views about the health care.
In years there has been a significant increase in the number and complexity of procedures
performed in the Ambulatory Centers. Recent research finds that more than 77% of medical
p rocedures are now performed in Ambulatory Care services. The more services can be
i mprove the accuracy of patient identification, improve the effectiveness of communication
among caregivers and improve the safety of using medications. R eferences;
• The Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance. (2005). I mproving Clinical Quality and
Consumer Decision-making, (), 1.
Retrieved f rom h ttp://www.ahrq.gov/qual/aqaback.htm • N YAAC. (2010). T he New York Association for Ambulatory Care . Retrieved
f rom h t tp://nyaac.org/ ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course HCA 220 taught by Professor James during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '08