Ambulatory Services In Health Care

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Medical treatment provided on an outpatient basis is terms ambulatory care service. Compared to hospitals, these clinics are usually much more convenient to use and less expensive than an inpatient hospitalization. The main feature of ambulatory services is that, patients do not stay overnight in these facilities. Ambulatory care is emerging to be the fastest growing segment of the health care market. There are many types and these included; Physician services, hospital outpatient, emergency outpatient, community health centers, department of health and voluntary centers. Sultz, H., Young, K., (2009). This paper aims to provide an overview of the services offered in these facilities, compare and contrast the services as it differs from free …show more content…
Canada’s health system is a single payer system, because there is one primary payer, and it is the government. The government through general taxes finances the cost of health care; however, the delivery of care is by private providers, in the context of quad- function model. Hutchison, B., Levesque, J., Strumpf, E., & Coyle, N. (2011), provided an overview of how the Canadian health system, it operate within a national legislative framework, the Canada Health Act of 1984, The act sets the terms for the providences health insurance program in order to obtain federal funding. Canada offers it citizen’s universal health coverage and this coverage is transferable between providences. Under the Canadian health plan Hutchison, B., Levesque, J., Strumpf, E., & Coyle, N. (2011), explained that the term medical necessity is given broad latitude whereby covering a wide range of physicians’ services. However, for pharmaceuticals, home care, long-term care, and the services of non-physician providers such as chiropractors, optometrists, and physiotherapists the coverage varies across the provinces and …show more content…
The ownership structure can be very diverse to include proprietor, hospital owned, and private physician group and managed care. These centers offer extended hours, and provide care to patients on a walk in basis. Amiel, C., Williams, B., Ramzan, F., Islam, S., defines Urgent care centers as providing a range of service to people who require or who perceive the need for urgent advice, care, treatment or diagnosis. Based on their study they found that the prevailing reasons for using urgent care centers are one’s ability to get a faster appointment than with their physician and the location of the center close to home and or

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