What Are Hospital Levels, as Used by Philhealth?

Philhealth mentions Levels 1 to 4 in its Case Rates payment scheme?  What are these Levels?
For quick understanding, we can just say that a:
– Level 1  —  very small hospital
– Level 2  —  a small hospital
– Level 3  —  a big hospital
– Level 4  —  a very large hospital
The Department of Health (DOH) though has a more detailed description of these types of hospitals.  It’s even covered by administrative law, the DOH Administrative Order 205-0029.
Level 1 Hospital
– Emergency hospital
– initial treatment for cases that require immediate treatment and that provides primary care for prevalent diseases in the area
– general medicine, pediatrics, minor surgeries, and non-surgical gynecology
– primary clinical laboratory, pharmacy and first level radiology
– nursing care for patients needing minimal supervised care
Level 2 Hospital
– Non-departmentalized hospital
– general medicine, pediatrics, surgery, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, first level radiology, secondary clinical laboratory, pharmacy
– nursing care for patients needing intermediate supervised care
Level 3 Hospital
– Departmentalized hospital
– all clinical services provided by Level 2 hospitals
– specialty clinical care
tertiary clinical laboratory, pharmacy, second level radiology
– nursing care for patients needing total and intensive care
Level 4 Hospital
– Teaching and training Hospital
– all clinical services provided by Level 3 hospitals
– specialized forms of treatments, intensive care and surgical procedures.
– tertiary clinical laboratory, third level radiology, pharmacy
-nursing care for patients needing continuous and specialized critical care
Hospitals can also be classified as:
1. General
2. Special
Other health facilities are:
– Birthing homes — maternity clinics that provide pre-natal and post-natal care, normal spontaneous delivery and newborn baby care
– Psychiatric care facilities — care of mentally ill patients

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