Primary Care - Heidi Kinsell - 2009

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Outpatient Services and Primary Health Care Heidi Kinsell Manager, Academic Programs Health Services Administration
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Overview for Today Outpatient Care Primary Care What are key issues?
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Some Key Terms Outpatient Services Ambulatory Care Primary Care
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Definitions Outpatient Services = those that do not require overnight hospital stay. Ambulatory Services = services provided to the “walking” patient. Community Medicine = services provided in the immediate “community” where patients live
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Where is Outpatient Care Provided? Physician offices Hospital outpatient departments Diagnostic (e.g. lab, radiology) Therapeutic (e.g. PT, chemotherapy) Hospital emergency departments Nursing homes, Home health, Hospice Ambulatory clinics and surgery centers Chiropractors Public health centers/services Retail Clinics
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Outpatient Care = Growth! All trend lines are up, up, up Why? Reimbursement changes Payments Utilization controls New technologies Patient preferences
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Important Considerations Outpatient services are delivered…. In a variety of settings
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2011 for the course HSA 3111 taught by Professor Lytle during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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