Slide 3. Ambulatory Health Care Settings.

Patient Safety in Ambulatory Health Care

On July 13, 2012, Jeffrey Brady, MD, MPH, made this presentation at the meeting of the National Advisory Council.

Slide 3. Ambulatory Health Care Settings.

  • Medical services provided in an outpatient environment (i.e., non-hospitalized).
  • Services may include diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation.
  • Applicable environments include:
    • Medical offices (large and small).
    • Outpatient clinics (hospital and free-standing).
    • Community health centers.
    • Emergency departments & urgent care centers.
    • Out-patient surgery centers.
    • Renal dialysis centers.
    • Home health care.


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Page last reviewed November 2012
Internet Citation: Slide 3. Ambulatory Health Care Settings.: Patient Safety in Ambulatory Health Care. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/brady/brady0712sl3.html