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The Future of Medicine
In the audio companion to his new book, The Future of Medicine, Dr. Stephen Schimpff explains in layman's terms how megatrends in medicine are forever changing the healthcare you and your family recieves. The Future of Medicine is the only podcast identify megatrends in: genomics, stem cells, vaccines, medical devices, imaging equipment, amazing new approaches in the operating room, digitizing medical records, ancient healing practices, and health safety.
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Here is a new megatrend. There will be a wave of new hospital mergers in the coming years. Hospitals need to access capital in order to purchase expensive equipment and build new facilities. But margins are getting very thin and access is very difficult for the smaller, stand alone hospital. So...
Published 06/17/08
We do not have enough primary care physicians [PCPs] and the shortage is especially acute in rural and urban poor areas. In the USA there are about 30% PCPs and 70% specialists. In other countries of the developed world, the ratio is the opposite. And PCPs now need to attend to many more patients...
Published 06/06/08
The population is growing; we are aging; and more and more individuals have not curable acute illnesses but complex, chronic conditions that will persist for life. As a result there is a need for more and more medical services including physicians, other care givers, hospitals, ICU beds and high...
Published 05/23/08
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