| Health Care Interview Paper | Week 3 | | | 9/21/2012 |
I have Interview 3 separate individuals representing three generations my parents, my mother in-law, and my husband.
First, Health care has various elements. The three main dimensions of healthcare include outpatient care, which deals with medical treatment that does not require hospitalization, inpatient care, which implies hospitalization, intensive care and monitoring, and long term care, which provide to people who need help on a regular basis with their daily activities and medical condition, but do not need the intensive and advanced care that characterizes inpatient care. A study of the role of inpatient care, its contribution to the overall health
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One of the main differences between inpatient care and outpatient care, other than the overnight stay aspect, lies in the intensiveness of the care needed. If a patient needs inpatient care, it implies that they need constant medical treatment and monitoring. Outpatient treatment is able to help correct illness or medical issues only when the treatment is not needed on a constant basis, enabling the patient to continue doing other things, while taking medicines or returning to see the doctor at the required intervals. Some surgeries, including oral surgeries and many orthopedic surgeries require only outpatient care. Long term care, differs from inpatient care to the extent that even though resident service is needed, the intensity of the care and monitoring needed is less. Furthermore long term care is based on an ongoing medical condition or state, while inpatient care is in response to a need that arises due to a particular treatment, surgery, procedure, or medical emergency, such as a stroke or heart failure. Long term care often refers to the ongoing residential medical care provided in hospices or nursing homes that provide the elderly or disabled with the help they need in their daily activities or basic health needs. Inpatient care can cross over with long term care when it involves an extended stay for treatment