Essay On Progress In Healthcare In The United States

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Progress in Healthcare in the United States In the last 10-20 years there has been substantial progress towards the improvement of healthcare. The life expectancy in the United States has been increasing every year for both males and females. There has been large leaps in technological advancements in Healthcare which has led a large increase in the quality of Healthcare. With increases in technology, the productivity of Healthcare staff has greatly improved and the accuracy of the diagnoses and treatment of diseases.
Progress in Healthcare in the United Kingdom The NHS has made many advances over the last decades on improving the lives of millions of people. The life expectancy in the United Kingdom has increased every year for males and
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In the United States most of the population will associate with being sick as a scientific phenomenon and not as a religious or spiritual phenomenon. Most people in the United States usually go to the hospital when they feel they can no longer take care of themselves. For the majority of the population feel that if they can go to the doctor and get medicine that all of their pain and suffering will go away (Euromed, 1998).
Health Beliefs and Rituals in the United Kingdom Compared to many of the developed nations, the United Kingdom’s health beliefs are identical to them. The health beliefs in the United Kingdom are that sickness and diseases can all be explained be science. People in the United Kingdom do not particularly have any rituals that they do when someone is sick. For the majority of all people in the United Kingdom, just like the United States, they go see a doctor or physician when they are sick (Every Culture, 2013).
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There are 25.8 million people in the United States and approximately 215,000 youth under the age of 20 that have diabetes and that number is grow exponentially. In the U.S. most of the new cases of Diabetes come from the southeast states including: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The states with the least percentage of people with Diabetes are Colorado and New Mexico. In a 2005-2008 study of prediabetes in America they found that 35% of U.S. adults over the age of 20 and 50% of U.S. adults over the age of 65. The study confirmed that approximately there are 79 million people over the age of 20 that have prediabetes (ADA, 2013). Diabetes has many side-effects that are costly for the U.S. population. Some of the major side-effects are kidney failure, nontraumatic limp amputations, and blindness. As the Diabetes cases increases, the need for kidney transplants sky-rockets and many patients that need them are being told to wait and sometimes the wait is too long. With the ever increasing number of younger people developing Diabetes, there will be sky-rocketing medical costs to the U.S. as the generation ages and burdens that social security and Medicare/Medicaid

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