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15 Cards in this Set

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what % of ttotal labor force does the US healthcare constitute?
3% contributing 13.2% to the GDP
what are the 2 main reasons for continued growth?
increase in pop (immigration)
increase in aging pop
where are HCP working?
hospitals 47.3%
nursing care/personal care 16%
growth of HC is linked to demand for health service professionals influenced by:
population trends
advances in research and tech
disease and illness trends
changes in HC financing
shift in delivery of services-inpatient to outpatient
DO philosophy
emphasize musculoskeletal sys
focus on diet and enviro
holistic approach
50% are generalists
MD philosophy
trained allopathic med
med txt as active intervention to neutralized effects of a disease
"find a fix"
some preventative
mainly specialists 70%
family med/gen practice, internists, peds,
most common specialties for MD field
cardiology, neurology,derm, OB, opthalm. pathologyk, pediatrics, psych, radiology and surgery
primary care
affects of surplus or shortage of MD's
surplus- unnecc. increase in HC expenditures
shortage: =(-) affects delivery of care
refers to surplus or shortage of type of MD's neede to maintain health status of given population at an optimal level
models of maldistribution
need based
market oriented
3 reasons for specialty maldistribution
medical techn
reimbursement methods and renumeratio
sepcialty-oreinted medical education
what is the main driving force behind increasing # of specialists?
dev of tech, higher incomes, more predictable work hours, higher prestige
primary care need driving force
demographics of populatin
develpmt of mgd care model
inc'd # primary care=dec'd mortality