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"Cost disease" & the Future of Foot Folk?

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by wdd, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. wdd

    wdd Well-Known Member


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    An Incurable Disease.

    The following article looks at the rapidly rising costs (above consumer prices and average income) of, amongst other things, health care and education, in the USA and the west.

    The areas of commercial activity affected by what it calls "cost disease" are areas, like podiatry, where the throughput (number of patients treatable per unit of time) can not, for a number of reasons, be easily increased.

    This stagnancy leads to "cost disease" (increase in treatment cost significantly greater than prices, wages and therefore inflation).

    Is this affecting podiatry?

    How will this affect podiatry in the future?

    Should podiatry adapt, ie increase the number of patients seen per hour?

    Can podiatry adapt?

    http://www.economist.com/node/21563714

    Happy reading.

    Bill
     
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