Trident University Module 2 Case Inpatient Outpatient and Ancillary Services Analysis
At some point in your professional career, you may work within or alongside inpatient and outpatient settings. Working in these settings can be similar to working in two completely different “health care worlds.” What exactly are the differences between outpatient and inpatient medicine? Fundamentally, inpatient means checking into the hospital or care facility, while outpatient defines health care that can be administered without staying at the hospital. However, what has been prescribed above is the most basic terms of outpatient and inpatient services.
Use the online library, required reading, and other resources to research and develop a more complete appreciation of the inpatient and outpatient settings. References should be no more than 5 years old. Websites should only be from reliable sources (only acceptable when accessing government sites).
Based on your findings, write a graduate-level comparative analysis of inpatient and outpatient services that clearly addresses the following:
Length: 3-4 pages, not including the title or reference page(s).
For additional information on how to write a comparative analysis, review the following source:
Module 2 – Background
INPATIENT, OUTPATIENT, AND ANCILLARY SERVICES
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