Patient Centered Medical Home
Select one of the following questions for your initial post, which is due before Thursday evening at 11:59 pm EST. Please copy and paste the question at the beginning of your initial response so everyone knows which question you are answering. Be sure to include a properly formatted citation from your textbook and a peer-reviewed source for your initial post. The post should be at least 450 words.
- Why is the hospital emergency department sometimes used for non-urgent conditions? What are the consequences?
- What is meant by the term “patient centered medical home (PCMH)”? Has the PCMH model proven to be an effective model to deliver safe, effective healthcare?
- Describe the scope of public health ambulatory services in the United States.
- Describe how some of the changes in the health services delivery system have led to a decline in hospital inpatient days and a growth in ambulatory services.
- What is alternative medicine? What role does it play in the delivery of health care? Explain how alternative medicine may be more beneficial than traditional medicine.