chapter  Chapter 2
Access to Care
WithEldo E. Frezza
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Patients need to be comfortable with their healthcare access to approach physician clinics and providers. Most of the patients are aware of the hospital location but find it difficult to figure out outpatient clinics and various providers. They are unable to differentiate between a provider – for example, whether he/she is a medical doctor or a nurse practitioner – and cannot understand the difference between different physician specialties. The focus of the current chapter is on helping the patients to go to the correct clinic to meet correct doctors or providers to establish their circle within the healthcare system.