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The evolution of health care delivery models has resulted in positive clinical and financial outcomes across the continuum of care. Identify one health care delivery model. What are the clinical and financial outcomes for inpatient and outpatient services that resulted from the use of the model?

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The main delivery model that really sticks out is one that has seen the rapid growth of specialists in the healthcare industry. Before this growth, patients were required to see a primary care physcian, get a referral, and then finally schedule an appointment with a specialist. In this day, a patient can jump directly to a specialist and schedule an appointment, completely bypassing their primary care doctor.

This model has provided great advances in clinical outcomes and services for both inpatients and outpatients. Surgical specialists are more available to patients and follow up appointments with a cardiologist or an orthopedist are ...

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This solution describes the healthcare delivery model of specialists and how the rapid growth in specialized physicians has impacted healthcare, driven change, and also shown both positive and negative outcomes for both the financial side and the inpatient and outpatient clinical side.