Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Introduction and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Components of Health Care Delivery and Finance
Slide content:Health Care Delivery - Hospitals Types of hospitals: General medical and surgical Specialty (orthopedic, pediatrics, womens services) Psychiatric Publicly or privately owned Patients can be admitted: Via emergency department Directly from physicians office 7
Slide notes:There are different types of hospitals. Hospitals can provide general, medical, and surgical care. But some hospitals may provide specialty services that focus on a particular aspect of care, such as orthopedics, pediatrics, or womens services. Some hospitals focus on mental health, or psychiatric care. Hospitals may be publicly or privately owned. Public hospitals may be administered by the city, county, state, or at a federal level. Privately owned hospitals may be not-for-profit, or may pursue profits like any other business. Patients may be admitted to a hospital one of two ways. They may go into an emergency room where they are evaluated by a team of clinicians. If the clinicians feel that the person is sick enough, they may admit the person into the hospital for care. Patients may also be directly admitted to hospitals from physicians offices. 7