Chapter 24

Nonacute Facilities and Off-campus Programs and Services

Abstract

In this chapter, the main focus of discussion pertains to security of medical facilities, programs and services not located on a main hospital campus, addressing the full spectrum of care, to include public health, long term/residential care, home care and home health, environmental health and a variety of community based services, often integrated with their traditional acute care/hospital services This new security frontier has the potential to dominate the healthcare landscape as baby boomers hit the healthcare system with millions more needing care, presenting challenges to security and safety often not experienced in the hospital environment. Issues facing the security ...

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