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How might healthcare transform in the next 50 years?
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How might healthcare transform in the next 50 years?

A new study published in Futures highlighted the key factors likely to influence the evolution of medicine over the next 50 years. These factors included wellness technologies, data-driven personalization, and climate change. Study: Medicine of the future: How and who is going to treat us? Image Credit: PopTika/Shutterstock Evolution of the healthcare industry The healthcare industry has undergone a radical transformation over the past decade. Growing populations and advanced technologies have changed how the public engages with the healthcare industry. There is a growing demand for less invasive treatments, leading to a better quality of life among patients. The public is seeking more customized and affordable healthcare provisions.  Several scientific studies and ...
Tele-mental Health Use Surged in Year 1 of Pandemic
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Tele-mental Health Use Surged in Year 1 of Pandemic

In contrast, in-person services for common mental health disorders dropped by more than half after the PHE was declared in 2020.Telehealth for common mental health issues grew up to 20 fold in the first year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, more than compensating for a concurrent drop in in-person care for a number of conditions, a RAND Corporation study shows.The RAND study is the first to show that the magnitude of the increased use of telehealth more than made up for the decline in in-person treatment.An examination of more than 5 million privately insured adults, the researchers found that in-person services for depression, anxiety, bipolar, adjustment, and posttraumatic stress disorders dropped by more than half after the public health emergency was declared in 2020.In sharp contrast, tel...