Americans under the Accountable Care Organization is projected to grow steadily, and theirgoals are similar to those of the HMOs. Sincerely the number of the risk-bearing ACOs andother similar caregivers is also increasing, and this means that physical demand is at 100%hence, in Jenny’s case this bears good news to her since almost her chances of gettingemployed and deployed to work in better health conditions are also high.Additionally, the expanded use of retail clinics is another factor which is affecting thedemand for physicians. The retail clinics have been thriving since 2009, within that time theyhave increased from 1000-2000 clinics by 2015 according to the AAMC report. The increaseis attributed to their convenience, accessibility, cost-effectiveness and their coverage by someInsurance firms. This in a way has led to the shifting of the physician offices to theretail clinics; hence the demand to cover large areas will be high.Putting that the retail clinics will be available to meet large areas, it will mean that;1. The primary care will be given by the nurse practitioners and the PAs.2. Their regular caregiver will see patients who suffer from chronic conditions; this willensure continuity of treatment.Judging by the above samples most pediatric visits are made to the retail clinic, hencethe low-rated office physician demand while that of retail clinic reduces the physicians by 1.Other models include the use of PAs and APRNs; these guys are supposed to increase theefficiency of the personalized care and monitoring of situations. Their presence could meetthe numbers of their status quo of staffing that is required in the medical filed. But according
JENNY THE PHYSICIAN to their projections, their demand will decrease as they will surpass the required number, thegraphbelowshowsthedemandprojectionsofthePAs,APRNs
JENNY THE PHYSICIAN In the AAMC report of 2015, the demographic changes are the major one that affectsthe physician demand, and for one to make projections, the population changes include;i. The high growth rate of the baby boomersii. High growth rate in demand for the health servicesiii. Demand in specialized care leaning towards the seniors Since most of the scenarios grow from the changes in demographic compositions,they are therefore incorporated in each model to determine the projections.Between 2014-2025 the demographic changes alone are set to increase the demand forthe physicians by more than 14% which amounts to 110,000 physicians nationally while theprimary care growth still stands at 14%(32000). The demand for the hospital stands at thehighest at 20% while the rest range from 14%-19% in demand (Cawley, 2010).
JENNY THE PHYSICIAN This figure manifests the effects of the ACA related effects; they mostly contribute to the highgrowth demand for physicians as more people are more than willing to take the insurancecovers.