This week's media segment presents information about the continuum of care, as demonstrated through Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC). It is provided below for your reference:

•Health promotion and disease prevention

•Primary care

•Specialty outpatient and acute hospital care

•Tertiary care

•Intensive physical rehabilitation

•Long-term care

•Palliative care and hospice
As noted in the media segment and on Grinnell Regional Medical Center's Web site, this small, community-based organization is located in rural Iowa.

How would your experiences vary in different organizations? Think about how geographic location influences health care delivery. For instance, how would the considerations regarding services differ for you as an administrator of a similar facility in an urban or metropolitan city? What other factors impact delivery of services along the continuum of care? How would the considerations regarding services differ in a similar facility that was part of a local health care system? As you think about these questions, compare the information on providers and settings presented in the Understanding the U.S. Health Services System text with what you know about GRMC.

With this in mind, write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you:

•Focus on a serious medical problem for injury for an adult.
•Describe the continuum of care process for this adult using at least four – five health care settings.
•Be creative and research continuum of care programs in your area or other locations. (If you are an international student you may use your own country.)
•Analyze how geographic location and other factors impact the delivery of services along the continuum of care.
Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week's Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure your in-text citations and reference list are correct.