More Common Healthcare Facilities in the Philippines

More Common Healthcare Facilities in the Philippines

 Reynaldo O. Joson, MD, MHA, MHPEd, MSc Surg

April 11, 2012

What are the more common healthcare facilities in the Philippines?

Hospitals and ambulatory medical clinics.

What is the difference between hospitals and ambulatory medical clinics?

Hospitals are usually designed to provide both inpatient and outpatient care.  Inpatient care means patients are admitted to spend night/s in the healthcare facilities.

Ambulatory medical clinics are usually designed to provide only outpatient care.  Outpatient care means patients are not admitted and do not spend night/s in the healthcare facilities.

What is a hospital as defined by PH Department of Health?

Hospital – a health facility for the diagnosis, treatment and other forms of health care of individuals suffering from deformity, disease, illness or injury, or in need of surgical, obstetrical, medical or nursing care. It is an institution where there are installed bassinets or beds for 24-hour use or longer by patients in the management of deformities, diseases, injuries, abnormal physical and mental conditions, and maternity cases.

What are the different types of hospitals based on the classification of PH Department of Health?

General or Special

General – provides services for all types of deformity, disease, illness or injury.

Special – primarily engaged in the provision of specific clinical care and management.

 

As to private or govenment-owned

 

As to service capability

The old classification consists of primary, secondary and tertiary care.

The new classification consists of level 1 to level 4 hospitals.  The main differentiation features are:

Level 1 – emergency hospital that provides initial clinical care and management to patients requiring immediate treatment, as well as primary care on prevalent diseases in the locality.

Level 2 – Non-departmentalized hospital that provides clinical care and management on the prevalent diseases in the locality.

Level 3 – Departmentalized hospital that provides clinical care and management on the prevalent diseases in the locality, as well as particular forms of treatment, surgical procedure and intensive care.

Level 4 – Teaching and training hospital (with at least one accredited residency training program for physicians) that provides clinical care and management on the prevalent diseases in the locality, as well as specialized and sub-specialized forms of treatment, surgical procedure and intensive care.

See details of classification of levels 1 to 4 below.

 

7.3.1Hospital

7.3.1.1 Level l

7.3.1.1.1 An emergency hospital that provides initial clinical care and management to patients requiring immediate treatment, as well as primary care on prevalent diseases in the locality

7.3.1.1.2 Clinical services include general medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and nonsurgical gynecology and minor surgery

7.3.1.1.3 General administrative service and may provide ancillary services (primary clinical laboratory, first level radiology, pharmacy)

7.3.1.1.4 Provides nursing care for patients who require minimal category of supervised care for 24 hours or longer

7.3.1.2 Level 2

7.3.1.2.1 Non-departmentalized hospital that provides clinical care and management on the prevalent diseases in the locality

7.3.1.2.2 Clinical services include general medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery and anesthesia

7.3.1.2.3 Appropriate administrative and ancillary services (secondary clinical laboratory, first level radiology, pharmacy)

7.3.1.2.4 Nursing care provided in the Level 1 Hospital as well as intermediate, moderate and partial category of supervised care for 24 hours or longer

7.3.1.3 Level 3

7.3.1.3.1 Departmentalized hospital that provides clinical care and management on the prevalent diseases in the locality, as well as particular forms of treatment, surgical procedure and intensive care

7.3.1.3.2 Clinical services provided in Level 2 Hospital as well as specialty clinical care

7.3.1.3.3 Appropriate administrative and ancillary services (tertiary clinical laboratory, second level radiology, pharmacy)

7.3.1.3.4 Nursing care provided in level 2 Hospital aswell as total and intensive skilled care

7.3.1.4 Level 4

7.3.1.4.1 Teaching and training hospital (with at least one Accredited Residency Training Program for Physicians) that provides clinical care and management on the prevalent diseases in the locality, as well as specialized and sub-specialized forms of treatment, surgical procedure and intensive care

7.3.1.4.2 Clinical services provided in level 3 Hospital as well as sub-specialty clinical care

7.3.1.4.3 Appropriate administrative and ancillary services(tertiary clinical laboratory, third level radiology, pharmacy)

7.3.1.4.4 Nursing care provided in level 3 Hospital as well as continuous and highly specialized critical care

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2 Responses to More Common Healthcare Facilities in the Philippines

  1. anton benedicto says:

    I have a friend, a registered nurse, that was assigned in a hospital mortuary as a mortuary manager, on his first day of duty he noticed that the policies and guidelines in that particular area was bit outdated and irrelevant since he was working in an government hospital specializing in infectious diseases, so, what he did is he voluntarily create a new policy and guideline, (well actually he end up making a manual for cadavers with infectious disease) when he presented his manual to his superiors, he was immediately re assigned to another area in the hospital but the manual he created was borrowed by his superiors but liitle did he know his name in that manual as an author will be erased and will be changed by the name of his superioirs, all the credits was given to them, and eventually promoted to a much higher position, but unfortunately for friend.

    At present, His new assignment is again requiring new policy and guidelines or he may end up creating a manual again. My question is, where can he register if he has created a new manual so that even though some one will copy or steel it, he is comfortable because it is registered in his name

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