Physician Shortage: Economic Concept of demand and demand shifts Roberta Mimms University of Phoenix Health Care Economics HCS 552 Amy Shoales April 23, 2012 Physician Shortage: Economic Concept of demand and demand shifts Many of us have the thought that the idea of being a physician, doing good for another individual, has such an appeal that medical schools should have a waiting list several years long. But that is not so. The world is suffering from a shortage of physicians. The Society of Critical Care Medicine, as cited by Gorman (2011), reports that the “shortage of full-time physicians will approach nearly 125,000 by 2025. It is estimated that we will need 1.7 new physicians to replace each one of our retiring physicians
1. Information on Congenital Heart Defects More than 32,000 infants (one out of every 125 to 150) are born with heart defects each year in the United States. The defect may be so slight that the baby appears healthy for many years after birth, or so severe that its life is in immediate danger. Heart defects are among the most common birth defects, and are the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths. However, advances in diagnosis and surgical treatment over the past 40 years have led to dramatic increases in survival for children with serious heart defects.
Trinity Hospitals five year plan includes development of an orthopedic center, cardiovascular center and a cancer center. Task four asks for an assessment of the viability of one of these service lines. By assuming the role of the hospital CEO, I will evaluate the orthopedic center service line and present the findings to the board of directors for their approval. Demand for Orthopedic Service Line As identified in the Trinity Community Hospital’s Community Needs Assessment, the demand for orthopedic services in the area is expected to increase by 46% in the next five years. Inpatient joint and spine procedure are projected to increase by 30% and outpatient joint and spine procedures are expected to increase by 350%.
Also Middlefield must ensure to increase the employee morale. Introduction – Middlefield Hospital’s employee turnover rate exceeds 20% and there are over 100 nursing vacancies. Some of the facts which might have caused the employee shortage are – 1. Opening of a new Hospital with better facilities and advanced technology for patient treatment and care. This has caused doctors to shift their patients from Middlefield to this new hospital.
The Leadership standard also was not met due to staffing insufficiencies. 3.a. There is a link between the amount of staff and their experience with the kind of care and how safe that care is being provided to patients. The organization has failed to respond to the need for more medical staff which in turn has led to the demise of the conditions of the working
WINTERBOURNE VIEW The review found that there was a systemic failure to protect people or to investigate allegations of abuse. The provider had failed in its duty to notify the C.Q.C(Quality Care Commission) of serious incidents involving injuries to patients, or occasions when they had gone missing. Inspectors said that staff did not appear to understand the needs of the people in their care, adults with learning disabilities , complex needs and challenging behaviour. Staff who had no background in care services had been recruited, references were not always checked and staff were not trained or supervised properly. Some staff were too ready to use methods of restraint without considering alternatives.
NHL can be classed in three different categories. Low is when the lymphomas are slowly growing tumors and carrier can go sometimes 10 years without treatment, however when treated the cancer usually will reoccur within five years of remission (Gellene 10). Remission is the time the cancer is “sleeping” or non-active. The intermediate-grade and high grade lymphomas are very fast growing tumors that will end in fatality if not treated within a year or two of diagnosis. The better prognosis of a remission is if the cancer is only in one lymph node, the tumors are no more than 10 centimeters, no systemic symptoms, and the younger you are, the better the outcome (Patlak 21).
RTT1 Task 2 Jake McKee Western Governors University RTT1 Task 2 Root Cause Analysis (RCA) that led to sentinel event Root cause in this scenario appears to be a combination of things. Most significantly, staff did not safely adjust to rapidly increasing demands of their patient acuity and census. The infrastructure did not allow simultaneous monitoring of two patients in crisis. The department is at high risk of inundation, being staffed with only one RN and one LPN, one secretary, and one emergency department physician. Secondly, balance in the monitoring of high-risk patients was inadequate.
Pancreatic cancer is diagnosed in around 28,000 Americans each year (Mayo Clinic, 2012). Many in the health care field believe that pancreatic cancer is a new medical challenge that will affect many people (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pancreatic-cancer/DS00357).
One of the most common sources of metastatic liver cancer is from tumors of the colon and rectum. About 140,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with colon cancer each year, and roughly half of these patients will develop tumors in their liver at some time. About one in 10 of these patients will have a chance for a cure by having the liver tumors removed surgically. The exact cause of liver cancer is unknown. But there are certain things called risk factors that can increase your chance of getting the disease.