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You have been designated by the senior management team at a community hospital to write a summary on the effects of changes in population demographics on the needs and services for a selected population.
Identify the population on which your case study will focus, such as the aging population, patients with a particular chronic disease, children, patients with AIDS, patients requiring long-term care, or emergency management.
Write a paper about the demographic you selected. Include the following in your paper:
? Identify the targeted population.
? Gather data about the population demographics.
? Describe the general impact that changing demographics may have on the health care market.
? Why and how will changes in the demographics of this population affect health care?
? Identify two key health care-related challenges to this population, such as increases in health care costs, increases in prescription drug costs, or the need for in-home medical care.
? Describe how a chronic disease wellness program may affect the costs for this demographic.
? What do the demographics tell you about the marketing needs or services needed for this population?
? How can the individual patient, the community, and society as a whole address these challenges?
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