Essay on Health Musuem

609 Words May 26th, 2013 3 Pages
Health Care Museum Latosha Harris HCS/235 04/08/2013 Ronald Barredo

Health Care Museum Health care is growing and as the curator of The Health care Hall of Fame Museum, we would like to pay tribute to the five most significant developments in the evolution of healthcare in the United States. In 1973 the Health Maintenance Organization Act supported the development of health maintenance organizations
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From 1998 to 2007, colorectal cancer death rates decreased from 25.6 per 100,000 population to 20.0 (2.8% per year) for men and from 18.0 per 100,000 to 14.2 (2.7% per year) for women (cdc, 2011). After the international and domestic terrorist actions of 2001 highlighted gaps in the nation's public health preparedness, great improvements have been made. During the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, these improvements in the ability to develop and implement a coordinated public health response in an emergency facilitated the rapid detection and characterization of the outbreak, deployment of laboratory tests, distribution of personal protective equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile, development of a candidate vaccine virus, and widespread administration of the resulting vaccine. These public health interventions prevented an estimated 5--10 million cases, 30,000 hospitalizations, and 1,500 deaths (CDC, unpublished data, 2011).
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