How ‘diverse’ is the US healthcare system?
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Amid a wave of medical errors that has killed more than 5,000 people, many Americans are left wondering how the country is going to save itself from another one.
It’s one of the most vexing questions in health care.
The U.S. healthcare system has long been characterized by a lack of diversity among its doctors, hospitals, hospitals and clinics, and a lack in care for people with pre-existing conditions.
That lack of patient-centered care and an increasingly high rate of underfunded health care systems, especially in rural areas, have prompted the National Academies to develop a new way to measure the diversity of the U.N. system: its doctors.
The academy’s researchers say their new measure will be useful in figuring out how much better Americans could get from an array of health care providers in the U and abroad, whether they be private or public.
They also want to figure out how to increase the diversity in the nation’s healthcare system.
“We think we’ve really got to look at what makes the U, U.K., and the U of T different,” said Peter Korte, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Healthcare Delivery Innovation and co-author of the report, which is part of the Health System Diversity Index.
The report’s methodology relies on two factors: the number of doctors in each state and the number and age of doctors who practice in each area.
The latter is calculated based on the percentage of doctors practicing in the same area as a U.C. Berkeley Health System.
That statistic is a rough proxy for diversity because it does not account for the number or age of providers in each geographic region.
The authors say the new method provides a much more accurate measure of the diversity than a state-by-state comparison, and that it is “particularly useful in analyzing health systems in diverse regions.”
They say their work builds on data that the U’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published in 2016, showing the U had the second-lowest diversity of doctors of any U.A.E. country.
The U. of T, meanwhile, ranked among the top five most diverse states.
The new analysis is based on data from the latest report from the World Health Organization, released in 2017, which identified about 3,500 different health care practices, hospitals or clinics in the nations at large.
It does not include the private sector, which can be a difficult and incomplete proxy for community-based healthcare.
The analysis found that in the past five years, about 4,600 different health-care practitioners have been hired in the United States, while the U has about 8,600.
In contrast, the U is only about 10 times as diverse as the United Kingdom, which has about 4 million doctors and nearly 40,000 nurses.
In some cases, the gap in the diversity between U.H.S.-trained doctors and U.T. and Canadian-trained doctors is enormous.
In 2016, the authors said, only 4.2 percent of U.M. doctors had been in the field of medicine in more than 20 years, compared to 14.9 percent in the UK and 27.6 percent in Canada.
The United States ranked seventh, with an average of 10.4 percent, while Canada ranked fifth, with a mean of 8.9.
The authors also said that between the UK, Canada and the United Arab Emirates, there were almost as many U.U.T.-trained physicians in the world as doctors in the countries they were from.
The researchers said that the data should also be considered in terms of the types of providers and systems they have.
In general, the more diverse a healthcare system is, the better the overall quality of care is.
“The more diverse you are, the less likely you are to have a hospital or clinic that’s a good fit for your needs,” Kortes said.
The most diverse countries were those with the lowest proportion of private-sector healthcare workers, such as Australia, which had the highest proportion of UH-trained nurses and physicians.
The UK ranked seventh in the proportion of healthcare workers who were UH doctors.