Depict every viable department in a hospital and show how this is different between the two hospitals.
Show how vertical and horizontal integration is depicted in an organization chart. In this case, how is integration is different with two different health care institutions?
1. Small rural hospital with less than 25 inpatient beds and required inpatient and outpatient service lines to maintain "critical access" status.
2.Large urban hospital with over 400 inpatient beds with full outpatient and outreach service lines.
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Departments in a Hospital
In a hospital, departments are depending upon the size of the hospital. If the hospital is in rural area the departments are less as compare to the large urban hospital. Generally, a hospital includes different departments such as legal department, HR department, safety and welfare department, forensic department, financial department, operation department, nursing department, surgery department, pediatrics department and pharmacy department (Diamond, 2011). A large hospital in urban area also includes different departments according to the diseases such as radiology department, cardiology department, orthopedic department, internal medicine department, patient service department, etc.
Difference between Departments of Two Hospitals
As the working of two hospitals is entirely different from each other, both of them have different departments as per their needs and requirements. A hospital in an urban area has more departments in comparison to rural area. Due to the less number of employees and less number of technical facilities in rural area, this hospital does not have special department for test and checkups. Urban hospitals are rich of all kinds of resources such as men, machine, labor and money, whereas rural area hospitals provide only primary treatments to the patients. Small hospital does not have a hierarchy and all the tasks are handled by a ...
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Healthcare Services and Health Financing Mechanisms
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