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In an age where people people are living to ninety years of age, healthcare and longterm care tends to be interrelated often. “As the baby boom demographic bulge grows, not everyone will be able to afford a concierge physician and a team of specialists; but then, they won't need to. The market, assisted by technologies, will make satisfactory services available through nurse practitioners and even nontraditional health care providers and caregivers at far less cost. A dynamic equilibrium for care will develop in the least invasive location. This is another way of saying that there will be a demedicalization or deprofessionalization of health care, or at least that the lines between the health care professions will become blurred. As the baby boom demographic bulge grows, not everyone will be able to afford a concierge physician and a team of specialists; but then, they won't need to. The market, assisted by technologies, will make satisfactory services available through nurse practitioners and even nontraditional health care providers and caregivers at far less cost. A dynamic equilibrium for care will develop in the least invasive location. This is another way of saying that there will be a demedicalization or deprofessionalization of health care, or at least that the lines between the health care professions will become blurred.

|The Future of Long-Term Care | |By David Ellis and Charles H. Roadman II, M.D. |April 19, 2011 | |In the future, hospitals will be reduced to handling only critical care and trauma, and fewer physicians will be needed. |

Hospitals and health networks Daily
This discussion focuses on three models of healthcare in today’s society and the different aspects of longterm care for the elderly.

A healthcare model is ………… Three popular healthcare models are...
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