Explore and define telemedicine and telehealth and the associated concerns and benefits.
Identify and discuss the underpinnings of defensive medicine and their influence on healthcare delivery.
Describe and interpret the legislation and the requirement of guaranteed care under the EMTALA as part of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985.
Examine and explain the levels of ED care required to receive accreditation of Trauma Levels I, II, and III. Explain how an individual might be directed to the appropriate level of health services: emergency care, urgent care centers, and primary care physicians. You might include incentives or disincentives to modify individual behavior. Include in your response the importance of the ED as a vital component of a healthcare organization (the hospital) in terms of hospital admissions, boarding, and reimbursement.
Submit your answer in a 5- to 7-page Microsoft Word document.
Use APA format to accurately paraphrase, quote and cite in most areas throughout the document when called for.
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