Sample Healthcare Paper on Freestanding emergency department

Freestanding emergency department is a typical example of ambulatory care setting model I see at work. Accordingly, this model is part of a larger healthcare system that addresses the need of employees in work environments. In my view, this model fits the description of a facility at work because it is located within company premises and has a standby ambulance to necessitate transport of workers in need of admission services to nearby urgent care clinics or hospital-based medical facilities. In addition, my assessment of the facility shows that it lacks some of the facilities like imaging modalities, medical laboratories, and observation beds, which is synonymous to freestanding ambulatory care models (Aliber, 2016). Nonetheless, the facility located at my work station is evolving and may be able to provide certain crucial services it is currently relying on from other ambulatory care models.

My recent ambulatory care experience did not meet the standards set by HPMG and their multi-phased approach. Unlike HPMG’s model that provides services beyond a visit, my experience was marred by series of problems. For instance, there was a problem with establishing trust between me and the physician in-charge. In view of this, the physician did not give me appropriate time to answer the questions asked comprehensively. This affected the provision of medical information. As a result, I left the facility unhappy as I did not find enough help. Therefore, the experience is below average compared to the approach given by HPMG towards care. Unlike in my situation, patients visiting HPMG’s specialty clinics are greeted and welcomed in a pleasant manner. Further, depending on the nature of the problem, a patient is taken through a review process so at to access ongoing management of periodic healthcare requirements (McCain, 2011). After the end of a visit, a client is furnished with after-visit summaries and future appointment. The end-of-visit services were conspicuously missing during my visit.



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