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Health care professional, patients, families, and policy makers all struggle to understand how health is affected by behavior, economic and social structure and provided the knowledge to improve the health status of individuals and populations. Our health is affected by behaviors, economics, and social structure. Many behaviors and lifestyle patterns affect our health, such as: exposure to violence, vehicular accidents, alcohol, drugs, and infectious agents (Williams/Torrens). According to our textbook (Williams/Torrens), alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use creates several of problems that affect our health and society. Alcohol consumption and illicit drug use are examples of personal decision making and patterns of behavior that have…show more content…
This lack of prevention stems from poor education often received in those areas and the culture that often permeates within them (Williams/Torrens). Widely accepted is the concept that people with higher incomes generally enjoy better health and live longer than people with lower incomes. Moreover, people tend to be healthiest when they have faith in their safety, supported and connected to and can trust others in their families, neighborhoods, workplaces, and communities. The three stages of medical technology are review by regulatory agencies, technology assessments by insurance carriers, reviewed by purchasers, clinicians, and consumers. Review by regulatory agencies is the most recognized of the three stages and is administered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health by regulating pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Each product must go through a progression of approval, clinical trials, and post market observation protocols in order to ensure its safety and effectiveness. Stages in the development of medical technologies are scientific background and development of idea for a product, product development, approval, and distribution, diffusion, adoption and utilization of the product. Health care professional, patients, families, and policy makers all struggle to understand how health is affected by behavior, economic and social
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