Explain the four types of health care organizations and the difference between them. Which of the four may interest you the most? Why?
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1) General hospital:
● Which offers medical, surgical.
Obstetric, emergency, and
diagnostic as well as
2) Specialty hospital:
offers only a particular type of care.
- psychiatric hospitals
- women's hospitals
- children's hospitals
hospitals tend to be less common
than general hospitals
3) Community hospital:
●Which provides those services
provided in the general hospital but for
4) Tertiary hospital:
●Which are serving as referral
centers for clients with
complex or unusual problems.
●They have the facilities for specialized
types of care such as burn centers,
bone marrow transplant
centers, as well as resources for
●They serve a wide geographic area in
addition to their own community.
●Usually associated with a
university or are a part of
a large medical center.
5) Sub-acute care (transitional
is a growing type of services that may be offered in a special unit of a
hospital or may be provided in
long –term care setting.
6) In-home services:
are provided in the community health
care agencies, by health care professional including nurses,
physical therapists, social workers,
and home health care aid.
● this care may be:
teaching and monitoring
2) Intermediate-term: to
individual until self-care is possible
3) Long-term: for
those with ongoing
7) Ambulatory care:
refers to care services provided to
persons who are not hospitalized
● The ambulatory settings include:
The outpatient surgery centers
Minor emergency clinics
Outpatient dialysis units
Outpatient birthing centers
I need clarification. The question asked what are the FOUR types of healthcare organizations. You listed 7.
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