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Health status of the U.S. population: Health Care Trends
The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world; however, it is far from the healthiest. Although Americans’ life expectancy and health have improved over the past century, these gains lag behind those in other high-income countries. On nearly all indicators of mortality, survival and life expectancy, the United States ranks at or near the bottom among high-income countries. This disadvantage for the United States has multiple causes and involves some combination of inadequate health care, unhealthy behaviors, adverse economic and social conditions, and environmental factors, as well as public policies and social values that shape those conditions. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Susan Close at susan.close@ama-assn.org.
Health status of the U.S. population: Health Care Trends  
Release Date: July 10, 2014
Expiration Date: July 10, 2015

Objectives

At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

  1. Describe generally recognized factors that impact the health status of the U.S. population.        
  2. Identify issues that effect life expectancy and mortality rates in the United States.  
  3. Cite trends associated with immigration, life expectancy, mortality, health effects of personal behavior and lifestyle, and chronic and communicable diseases.  
  4. Explain predicted impacts of health status trends for patients, physicians and policy makers.  

Target Audience
This activity is designed for physicians and medical students.   

Statement of Need
There is a need to educate physicians on the critical factors that will likely influence medicine and the delivery of health care in the 21st century and the potential impact of these trends that will affect physicians' professional practice in a myriad ways. 

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: patient care; practice-based learning and improvement; interpersonal and communication skills; professionalism; and systems-based practice.

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Receiving Your CME Credit
To claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must; 1) view the activity material in its entirety, 2) successfully complete the quiz by answering 4 out of 5 questions correctly and 3) complete the evaluation.

 
CME Planning Committee

Barry Dickinson, PhD - AMA CME Program Committee
Susan Close, RN - Director, Long Range Health Care Trends, Secretary, CLRPD
Victoria Elliott - Senior Research Associate, CLRPD
Clifford Moy, MD - Chair, CLRPD
Gamini Soori, MD - Vice Chair, CLRPD

Faculty
Susan Close, RN, author
Victoria Elliott, MA, author
Marilyn Laughead, MD, content reviewer
Clifford Moy, MD, content reviewer 
James Goodyear, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
Mary Herald, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
Alfred Herzog, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
Glenn Loomis, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
Gamini Soori, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
H. Hugh Vincent, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
Alik Widge, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
Douglas Phelan, Medical Student, CLRPD Member, content reviewer

Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for the planners or faculty.  

Hardware/software Requirements
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc. 
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player
PDF Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.

Audio speakers or headphones

Should you have any questions regarding the content of the activity, please contact Susan Close at susan.close@ama-assn.org. 

Should you have any technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335.



Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
88 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians