HCA 210 Week 1-CheckPoint - Ambulatory Care

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Ambulatory care is any medical service that does not require an overnight stay in the hospital. The purpose is to service patients in a timelier manor. Without ambulatory care hospitals would be overloaded with patients who do not have emergency needs. With all the patients the waiting time to see a doctor would be outrageous also. Ambulatory care has changed society’s views on health care. It is now easier to see a doctor and have a shorter waiting time. Also, individuals can now see a doctor in the particular field they need. If people have heart problems they can go visit a cardiologist for monthly appointments instead of sitting in a hospital waiting room for hours to see
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Unformatted text preview: the same doctor. The only thing that could be improved is the cost. Numerous people can not afford health insurance because it is so expensive. Without medical insurance lots of people cannot afford to see a doctor when they are sick or have bigger medical problems. I know exactly how these people feel because I myself need to visit an ophthalmologist for something that if not treated can become serious. I cannot afford it so I still have not done anything about my condition. Helping families who cannot afford the high prices of doctor visits would be great....
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