• How Urgent Care Bridges the Continuum

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    A great deal of the focus in many medical systems and practices is the term “continuum of care.” In some fields, mental health for instance, that means having a tiered system by which patients can receive the treatment level that they need. Hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, therapists and doctors, can provide that continuum of care.

    In a broader sense, continuum of care applies to the whole healthcare system, where the two most used routes have long been the personal physician and the hospital. Unfortunately, this poses many problems. A physician takes time and an appointment to see, which makes urgent healthcare needs difficult. A hospital takes on severe cases and may discharge individuals based on that severity.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48% of all Continue Reading