Demographic Trends In Health Care

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There are several population trends that are important to the planning, financing, and delivery of healthcare today. These trends include demographic trends, geographic trends, and psychographic trends. Among the demographic trends is the age of the population. It is estimated that by 2030 more than twenty percent of Americans will be age 65 and older (McCleery, P. G., 2015). What does this mean for healthcare? With the population being older, healthcare will need to focus more on chronic and long term illnesses. This also affects financing healthcare because chronic and long term conditions tend to cost more money by either the family or insurance company. Another trend in the U.S. would be geographic trends. With people living in rural
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