Isease Trends and the Delivery of Health Care Services

Explain how demographics and disease trends are likely to influence health care delivery services in the future. Include the following sections:
a? Aging

o Describe the current age composition of the U.S. population and how it is expected to change in the next 10 to 20 years.

o Identify the factors that support this trend.

a? Environmental factors
a? Changing demographics

o Explain how the aging trend is likely to increase or decrease the health issues covered in this course. Include examples of at least two relevant diseases.

o Explain what can be done to reduce health complications related to aging. Include at least two examples.

a? Obesity

o Describe the current rate of obesity in the United States and how it is expected to change in the next 10 to 20 years.

o Identify the factors that support this trend.

a? Environmental factors
a? Changing demographics

o Explain how this obesity trend is likely to increase or decrease the health issues covered in this course. Include examples of at least two relevant diseases.

o Explain what can be done to reduce health complications related to obesity. Include at least two examples.

a? The Future

o Explain how health care delivery will adapt in the future to provide care for age-related health issues.

o Explain how health care delivery will adapt in the future to provide care for obesity-related health issues.