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Characteristics of Hospitals Access and Utilization Types of hospitals Specialty hospitals Liscensure and Ethics
100
What is inpatient care?
An overnight stay in a healthcare facility
100
What are discharges?
total number of patients released from hospitals
100
What is a community hospital?
nonfederal, short stay hospital open to the general public
100
What are psychiatric hospitals?
Specialty hospitals that provide diagnostic and treatment services for those with mental health conditions
100
What is a license?
legal requirement to open, this is required from the state health department
200
What is a hospital?
An institution with at least 6 beds whose purpose is "to deliver diagnostic and therapeutic services for a medical condition"
200
What is average length of stay?
this is currently 4.8 days in the U.S.
200
What is a Public Hospitals
Hospitals owned by the federal, state or local government that treat large numbers of disadvantaged individuals
200
What are rehabilitation hospitals?
Specialty hospitals that specialize in intensive therapy services
200
What is Beneficence?
ethical obligation to alleviate pain and suffering
300
What is nursing?
In addition to being licensed and having a an organized physician staff, what other profession must provide continuous patient care
300
What is capacity
Number of beds set up staffed and made available for use
300
What are private non-profit hospitals?
Hospitals owned by community associations, religious organizations or philanthropic foundations that provide a community good and do not distribute profits to any one individual
300
What are children's hospitals
Specialty hospitals that specialize in treating the unique medical problems of pediatric patients
300
What is Maleficence?
moral obligation not to harm patients
400
What is a medical record?
A hospital must maintain this information either on paper or electronically for each patient
400
What is census
number of patients in a hospital on a given day
400
What are private for-profit hospitals
Hospitals owned by investors to make a profit
400
What are rural hospitals
Hospitals that are remote and not a part of a metropolitan area
400
What is informed consent?
patient right to make an informed choice to receive or decline care
500
What are Almshouses?
Name for early hospitals, a.k.a. poorhouses
500
What is average daily census
percentage of capacity over a period of time
500
What are general hospitals?
Hospitals that provide a treat a range of conditions with both general and specialty services available
500
What are critical access hospitals?
Hospitals with no more than 25 beds with 24 hour emergency services that qualify for special reimbursement
500
What is an advanced directive?
allows patients to express their wishes regarding continuing or stopping treatment, especially at the end of life






EHC ch 8 review: Hospitals

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