Health care settings

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  • Created on: 05-02-19 11:29
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  • HEALTHCARE SETTINGS
    • GP surgeries or local health centres
      • patients go here when they need medical advice
      • doctors diagnose the patients illnesses, they issue medication or refer to other services
      • nurses may carry out treatment or health screening or take blood tests
    • Hospitals
      • patients go here for treatment that GP's can't give
      • patients are referred by GP's to specialist teams
      • specialist doctors may issue a prescription or medication or refer patients for surgery
    • Clinics
      • patients go here to be treated for specific conditions
      • trained personnel, including doctors and nurses work in clinics
    • Home
      • care is provided to those who are housebound, or recovering from medical treatment
      • most people prefer to recover at home and some who are dying prefer to be nursed at home
      • Doctors carry out home visits when necessary

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