In this section, you'll find information on local and national healthcare issues, challenges, and opportunities.
American healthcare in the 21st century: The last 25 years of American healthcare have been exciting and daunting. We've seen:
- An explosion of new medical knowledge. This has allowed us to treat more people and more conditions. It also has led to a corresponding demand for those treatments and services.
- A dramatic increase in healthcare spending, creating conflicts and generating enormous pressure to control costs.
- The development of some very promising approaches to address issues of productivity and cost-control. These approaches include both clinical and management solutions.
Healthcare issues and challenges