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The Evolution of the Health Care and Timeline
The population is aging, life expectancy is on the rise, “the share of the total population aged 65 years and over in more developed regions is expected to grow from 14.3% in 2000 to 25.9% in 2050” (Hashimoto & Tabata, 2010, p1).   As a person ages his or her mental and physical health tends to deteriorate, requiring an increase in health care.   The increase in health care consists of nursing, and other social services.   Modern medical care is compromised of newer and expensive technology, and hospitalizations.   The elderly population is entitled to and expects access to health care equal to that of population under age 65.   As the aged population increases so demands on the health care system increase.
How the Growth and Aging population Change The Health Care Delivery Robin
The United States has one of the largest and most expensive health care delivery systems in developed countries. The United States is working to improve their health care; the rise in the aging population is putting a burden on the health care system (Hashimoto & Tabata, 2010). An increase in the elderly population will cause a strain on our health care system, as the demand for health care services increases.   The increase in health care demands results in a shift in labor from the non-health care sector to the health care sector (Hashimoto 2010).
  As the population over 65 increases, so do the number of chronic illnesses.   “In the US, nearly three-quarters of Americans over the age of 65 suffer from chronic illnesses and half of them have more than one chronic illness” (Shortell & Stephens, p. 1, 2012) 75 percent of health care expenditures in the United States are the result of chronic illnesses.   The increased need for health care is resulting in a need for larger numbers of health professionals.  

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