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HMGT 420 Ambulatory Care Settings

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Running head: AMBULATORY CARE SETTINGS
Ambulatory Care Settings
Jasmine Matthews
HMGT 420
University of Maryland Global Campus

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Running head: AMBULATORY CARE SETTINGS
“Ambulatory care refers to medical services performed on outpatient basis, without
admission to a hospital or other facility” (IPFCC, n.d.). Ambulatory care centers are important in
healthcare because they allow providers like hospitals, health systems and physicians to more
proactively manage chronic conditions, prevent serious illness and improve overall health.
Ambulatory care settings include urgent care clinics, outpatient surgical centers, radiology
clinics, physical and rehabilitation centers, dialysis centers, ophthalmology clinics and cosmetic
surgery clinics.
Urgent Care Clinics
According to AAUCM, urgent care medicine is the provision of immediate medical service
offering outpatient care for treatment of acute and chronic illness and injury. Urgent care centers
are more convenient when someone’s primary care manager is unavailable or they begin to feel
sick and want to avoid waiting for hours in an emergency room. Urgent care requires a broad and
comprehensive fund of knowledge to provide efficient and effective care.
Outpatient Surgical Centers
As of 2008, there were more than 5,300 ambulatory surgical centers in the United States.
“Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) are medical facilities that specialize in elective same-day
or outpatient surgical procedures. They do not offer emergency care” (Encyclopedia, 2020).
These clinics can schedule patients in a timely manner and focus on the procedure at hand.
Outpatient surgical centers offer plastic surgery, orthopedic, dental and ophthalmologic
procedures.

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1 Running head: AMBULATORY CARE SETTINGS Ambulatory Care Settings Jasmine Matthews HMGT 420 University of Maryland Global Campus 2 Running head: AMBULATORY CARE SETTINGS “Ambulatory care refers to medical services performed on outpatient basis, without admission to a hospital or other facility” (IPFCC, n.d.). Ambulatory care centers are important in healthcare because they allow providers like hospitals, health systems and physicians to more proactively manage chronic conditions, prevent serious illness and improve overall health. Ambulatory care settings include urgent care clinics, outpatient surgical centers, radiology clinics, physical and rehabilitation centers, dialysis centers, ophthalmology clinics and cosmetic surgery clinics. Urgent Care Clinics According to AAUCM, urgent care medicine is the provision of immediate medical service offering outpatient care for treatment of acute and chronic illness and injury. Urgent care centers are more convenient when someone’s primary care manager is unavailable or they begin to feel sick and want to avoid waiting for hours in an emergency room. Urgent care requires a broad and comprehensive fund of knowledge to provide efficient and effective care. Outpatient Surgical Centers As of 2008, there were more than 5,300 ambulatory surgical centers in the United States. “Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) are medical facilities that specialize in elective same-day or outpatient surgical procedures. They do not offer emerge ...
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