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Provider vs Care-site


(Akshay Kumar) #1

Hello Everyone,

May I kindly check what’s the difference between provider-id and care-site id?

For instance, If a person XYZ falls sick, he goes to the primary care provider where he might refer to a specialist (Secondary care) for further treatment if required. Later it might be tertiary care provider.

As I am from a non-health background, may I check what’s the difference between provider and care-site?

(Don Torok) #2

The primary care doctor, an individual with a specialty, is the provider. The office or practice where the doctor sees the patient is the, some physical location) is the care site. If the person is referred to a specialist the specialist (the person) is the referenced by the provider id and where the specialist practices and see the patient is the care site.