Outpatient vs. Hospital
Outpatient and inpatient roles
Inpatient and outpatient are common terms which are used in the medical field to describe the variety of care and facilities to patients.
Some health care facilities like hospitals offer both types of care depending on the need of treatment .
Inpatient service are provide to patients who are treated while staying inside a hospital and outpatient services are provide to patients who are treated while he is out of the hospital.
In Inpatient care patient are admitted to a hospital with extended care facility and nursing home facility with long term care are provided with skilled nursing, intermediate-care, personal care or eldercare facilities.
In Outpatient care patients provided services in a doctor’s office and clinic and the patient’s home or hospital outpatient department.
Home Health care
Adult and hospice care
Walk in clinics
Ambulatory surgery Centers
Mobile health care
Urgent care centers
Preadmission Testing includes:
Compare and contrast
Both inpatient and outpatient receive patients , use Doctors and Nurses to treat patients.
They both use medical terminology when helping the patients and giving them best treatment.
Hospitals admit patients for certain time
Numbers of Doctors and Nurses in hospitals are greater than outpatient Facilities.
The hospitals admit patients for some times to treat certain patients depending on diagnoses.
Size and Capacity of patients are more considerable in hospitals than in outpatient facilities.
Historical times to present
Over the decades, inpatient and outpatient services have changed over the time in providing services to readmission.
Building new facilities for patients depending on diagnoses and for care they are providing before it was used to couple of hospitals and was providing care to everyone with less rooms and less beneficiary services.
Hospitals will focus more on reducing readmission and having to get the care from outpatient services. Before they used to admit patients on sickness which could also be treated by regular physicians.
Now, hospitals will focus on diseases and prevention.
Hospitals will be able to provide more care with better prevention with care. Over the decades, having a lot of patients coming to hospitals had less rooms and non urgent patients were seeing first than the urgent one.
In 2010 : 110.4 million outpatient visits to office based physicians
22.8% of family physicians
18.1% visits to internal medicine
12.8% visits to pediatrics and OB/GYN
86.8% of physician visits took place in metropolitan areas
Payers prefer outpatient care since it cost less
Hospitals created outpatient services to decrease the inpatient income
Reimbursement increased demand for outpatient services to patients as they were discharged quicker and sicker
new diagnostic and treatment procedures with less invasive surgical methods with less anesthetics.
Depending on type of services patients are receiving type of illness or injury it can influence on the cost of hospital stay.
In my personal opinion, some injuries and diseases cost more than average of what you pay in the hospital.
Some diseases and injuries simply cost loss of average than others. For example, someone with a broken back will have a less bill than someone who have open heart surgery or other treatment. Surgeries are very expensive since the patient is billed from multiple specialists and for any drugs using anesethia.
There are many benefits to using outpatient rehab services for both the client and the medical facilities. For clients, outpatient services are typically more convenient, as clients can still work and care for their families if they are able to do so.
Substance abuse outpatient treatment is designed for people who suffer from drug or alcohol abuse but do not require hospitalization for recovery. Outpatient services help addicts recover from alcoholism, abuse of narcotics, prescription drug abuse and other legal or illegal substances.