Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In recent years, the Specialist Doctors industry benefited from a rise in demand for its services, due to an aging population and the growing prevalence of chronic diseases. Moreover, industry growth was aided by improving access to healthcare insurance as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). As a result, industry revenue is projected to grow over the five years to 2016, as healthcare reform enters its third year of full implementation. However, the effects of healthcare reform have ultimately proven to be mixed for the industry. With its emphasis on primary care, the PPACA has begun to move reimbursement under Medicare and Medicaid away from the traditional fee-for-service model... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The services of this industry can be segmented by specialty. Based on the latest available data from the American Medical Association (AMA), the five major specialties according to the number of practicing specialists include: psychiatry; obstetrics and gynecology; anesthesiology; emergency medicine and radiology and diagnostic medicine. As interest in internal medicine has waned among medical students (driven by the comparatively higher wages of specialist doctors), more students have entered anesthesiology, radiology and other specialties.
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness. These include various affective, behavioral, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities... purchase to read more