Explain the four types of health care organizations and the difference between t

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Explain the four types of health care organizations and the difference between them. Which of the four may interest you the most? Why?

Sep 9th, 2015

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1) General hospital:

  ● Which offers medical, surgical. Obstetric,  emergency, and diagnostic as well as  laboratory services. 

2) Specialty hospital:

  ● Which offers only a particular type of care.  such as:

  - psychiatric hospitals

  - women's hospitals

  - children's hospitals 

  ● Specialty hospitals tend to be less common  than general hospitals

3) Community hospital:

  ●Which provides those services provided  in the general hospital but for specific community.

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  general care.

  ●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 care):

  ● It 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:

  ●Which 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:

  1) Short–term: teaching and monitoring  after hospitalization

  2) Intermediate-term: to assist an  individual until self-care is possible

  3) Long-term: for those with ongoing  health  problems 

7) Ambulatory care:

  ● Which 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


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I need clarification. The question asked what are the FOUR types of healthcare organizations. You listed 7.

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