Introductionto Health Services Study Questions
Q1. What servicesare incorporated within ambulatory care services?
The service mainlyinvolves two forms of parties: Primary care and preventive healthservices. Primary care services involve mainly the preventive methodsrequire in general diagnostics and regular disease treatment that isdone on daily basis. These also include environmental changes andpollution controls that function to control and prevent new diseasessuch as cancer. Preventive services involve early screening of knowndiseases such as diabetes and hypertensions. This facilitatesprevention of further spreading of the diseases and thus thepractitioner should also provide advice to such (Wolper 2005).
Q2 .Describe the evolution of ambulatory care in terms of its rolein the operation and rationalization of health care systems
Evolution ofambulatory care has lead to improved illness control. It has shiftedfrom the simple primary and preventive services to complex methodsthat involve secondary and tertiary concepts. Thus the secondary hastaken up the concept of hospitalization and some equipped therapeuticmethods and diagnostics’ tertiary care now involves special caressuch as heart transplants that require even more specialized people.Therefore the development is from simple methods to complex caringpractices (Wolper 2005).
Q3. How has theorganization of ambulatory care been changed by the development andgrowth of managed care?
The ambulatory carehas undergone great transformation and facilitated the incorporationof other modes of service delivery. The emergence of ambulatorysurgery centers that facilitates individuals to have access tosurgical procedures and have their health status monitored at givescheduled visits at the hospital. Other means such as governmentprograms have been brought up to speed to provide the appropriateindividual with health care at a more convenient way at their placesand homes thus able to access better care .This occurs in hand withnoninstitutionalized and public health services that facilitatevisits at homes by professional doctors and nurses to have theirhealth checked by the qualified individual. Emergency medicalservices have allowed people to have their primary care handled inemergency rooms and had further checkups done at the appropriateplaces (Wolper 2005).
Q4.Whatmanagerial attributes enhance ambulatory care organizations?
The managerialcharacteristics include financial management, planning and marketing,the major risk management, clinical operation and having professionalresponsibilities monitored. The administration should be in a goodposition to negotiate for financial support and equipment forlaboratory work and services (Hoffman, 1996).
Q5. Describe thechallenges ambulatory care will encounter in the future and its rolein the U.S health care system.
With the increasingnumber of chronic diseases this is going to exert more pressure onthe system and by considering the burden of low number of medicalprofessions and with the highly tough internal and externalcoordination with agencies and cooperates a financial crumbling andvarying payment streams may massively affect the outcome of theservice care in future (Hoffman, 1996).
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