Notes from the video and the Patient Better book: A Comprehensive Guide to Self-Health Management

2.1 Ancillary Care and Practice Support

Ancillary care service providers help the doctor treat patients with diagnostic, therapeutic, and custodial support

Definition of Ancillary Care:

Ancillary care is also considered as outside care resources. Ancillary care refers to the wide range of healthcare services provided to support the work of a primary physician. These services can be classified into three categories: diagnostic, therapeutic, and custodial.

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2.1 Ancillary Care and Practice Support

Key Takeaways:

Diagnostic Examples Therapeutic Examples Custodial Examples
Diagnostic Imaging Chiropractic massage Nursing Facilities
Laboratories Physical Therapy Hospice
Genetic Testing Occupational Therapy Urgent care
Radiology Speech Therapy Longterm Acute Care
  • Diagnostic- Diagnostic Services focus on testing through imaging to help diagnose illness or injury that cannot be detected in normal vision.
  • Therapeutic- Therapeutic services focus on changing the health status of a patient over time through direct care, on-going treatment, counseling or health education or training.
  • Custodial- Custodial care is the supervised (medical or non-medical) care that helps individuals with basic daily care.

Ancillary care are outside care resources that help the provider treat in the prevention, diagnosing, treating, or rehabilitating individuals

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