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Chapter 2 – Health Care Systems Assignment Sheet

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Long-Term Care
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Provide assistance and care mainly for elderly patients
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Emergency Care Services
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Provide special care for accidents or sudden illness
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Mental Health Facilities
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Deal with mental disorders and diseases
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Industrial Health Care Centers
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Health centers located in large companies or industries
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Dental Offices
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Offices owned by one or more dentists
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Laboratories
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Preform special diagnostic tests
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Home Health Care
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Provide care in a patient’s home
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Rehabilitation Facilities
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Provide physical, occupational, and other therapies
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Genetic Counseling Centers
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Check for genetic abnormalities and birth defects
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4 main types of hospitals:
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General Hospitals Specialty Hospitals Government Hospitals University or College Medical Centers
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Residential Care Facility
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Designed to provide basic physical and emotional care
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Extended Care Facility
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Designed to provide skilled nursing care and rehabilitation
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Independent Living Facility
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Allow individuals who can care for themselves to do so with assisted transportation
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3 services offered by medical offices:
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Diagnosis Treatment Examination
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3 different types of clinics:
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Surgical Walk-In Rehab
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3 services provided by home health care agencies:
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Nursing Care Personal Care Therapy
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What is palliative care?
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Care that provides support and comfort to terminally ill persons.
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3 services offered by school health services:
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Preform tests to check for health conditions Provide emergency care for victims of accidents or sudden illness Counseling
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An international agency sponsored by the United Nations:
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WHO
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A national agency that deals with health problems in America:
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USDHHS
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A national organization that is involved in the research of disease:
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NIH
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A federal agency that establishes and enforces standards that protect workers from job-related injuries and illnesses:
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OSHA
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A federal agency that researches the quality of health care delivery and identifies the standards of treatment that should be provided:
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AHRQ