The concentration of specialist expertise in secondary care means that the hospital is often the default for patients with needs too complex or urgent for primary care. These patients are often admitted to the hospital or linger in the ED, creating challenges for the hospital and potentially negatively impacting patients’ health.
Developing a comprehensive ambulatory strategy allows for a patient-centred delivery model that bridges the gap between primary and hospital care.
Read this briefing to learn:
- What patients are best suited for ambulatory settings
- How organisations are overcoming common barriers to adopting ambulatory care models
- Key considerations that will increase the impact of ambulatory initiatives