In recent years, new providers of ambulatory health care have appeared in the U.S. These providers are characterized by an emphasis on profit making, where the primary care giver, the physician, is often an employee, and where patients receive care in a non-traditional setting.
Examples of these alternative providers include for-profit Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), freestanding ambulatory care centers (walk-in clinics), and outpatient surgery centers.
These and other alternative suppliers of health care are of interest since they represent a new and growing form of health care delivery.
For many patients, alternative providers of ambulatory care offer convenient, cost-effective medical service.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Service santé, Ambulatoire, Entreprise, Soin santé primaire, Urgence, Chirurgie, Assurance maladie, Accessibilité, Qualité, Système santé, Etats Unis, HMO, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Health service, Ambulatory, Firm, Primary health care, Emergency, Surgery, Health insurance, Accessibility, Quality, Health system, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0110177
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.