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How Health Care Has Changed

How Health Care Has Changed

Now we all know that with the current economical state of the US, every industry is constantly changing. However, health care is one of the industries which has had its fair share of ups and downs, but has still come out on top, and medical advancements are being made all the time.

One of the biggest differences between now and ten years ago is that there were many more jobs available in the past. Gradually, the recession hit – this resulted in hospitals cutting down on staff members, less people taking out health insurance, lower hospital census numbers and much more! Luckily the numbers are climbing back up to pre-recession levels and the demand for health care professionals increases year by year.

There are a few other major changes in the United States health care industry, one of these being the certification of hospitals which is conducted by the Joint Commission. This is related to cleanliness and quality of the hospitals so it’s a very important change we’ve had in the past ten years.

We’ve also seen numerous medical advances within the past ten years also, which is pretty much what the health care industry is all about – enhancing our well-being by making improvements to current medicines. Just one of these major medical advances would be the treatment for HIV.

This used to be very difficult because the patient would have to take a cocktail of medications which would have to be monitored, but now there is one simple pill! Technology has also played a huge role in the industry recently as the machines and equipment which is used is always advancing.

So in conclusion, if you’re thinking about a role in the health care industry then there are many factors which you should take into consideration. The biggest factor would probably be the availability of jobs, which is currently increasing in the US despite the recession. Other big factors would be being able to know that your workplace is safe and of high-quality, and that there will always be something to keep you on your toes as medical advancements are always happening.

5 Responses so far.

  1. Marcus says:

    “Doctor or “Nurse will always be a good quick answer to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up? But these days, both professions rely on a large web of supporting roles that require shorter, more interesting, or more lucrative educational investments. Healthcare is growing at a faster rate than most areas of our economy, and its job market has kept pace. The fact is that the healthcare industry will always be in demand.

  2. Jerry says:

    Home health care has changed o much over the years and it has actually gotten to where you can afford it a little better as well. I thought about getting into home care when my mom got sick so that I could take care of her properly instead of just being there to keep her company. I am still considering it how long does it take to get certified?

  3. Joan says:

    They have made leaps and bounds in the home health care since the beginning of 2000 and I can honestly say that I would trust it and go with it over a nursing home or simple rehab anytime. The more you can stay in your own home and get the care you require the more good it is going to do you. This is a great post and you did a great job.

  4. Roy says:

    In today’s economic environment, the healthcare industry, as a whole, is not immune from the financial challenges facing nearly every sector of the economy. In fact, the healthcare industry may face even bigger challenges because of its dependence on government funding. Medicare and Medicaid are the lifeblood of the healthcare industry. Without them, the healthcare industry cannot succeed. The healthcare industry has experienced significant challenges a state of affairs likely to continue over the next several years. I won’t even get started on the impact of Obama Care.

  5. John says:

    Obamacare is expected to increase patient demand for medical services. Combine that with a worsening shortage of doctors, and next year you may have to wait a little longer to get a doctor’s appointment. And the crowded emergency room may become even more so. In fact, so many people were anxious to get access to health insurance — many for the first time — when the insurance marketplaces opened, more than a dozen of the websites experienced technical glitches.

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