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Health practitioners are professionals trained to provide care and treatment services. Physicians, also called doctors, are healthcare practitioners licensed to practice medicine, including diagnosing illnesses and prescribing treatments. Other health practitioners include physician assistants, nurses, midwives, dietitians, therapists, physical therapists, operating department practitioners, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Most health practitioner roles require individuals to have specific qualifications to be authorized to practice.
Physicians diagnose and treat diseases or injuries. Physicians examine patients, take medical histories, interpret diagnostic tests and prescribe medications. Along with other health practitioners physicians offer treatment which varies depending on the type of therapy needed or opted for by patients.
The global physicians and other health practitioners market is expected to reach over $2250 billion in 2020. The Americas was the largest region in the physicians and other health practitioners market in 2016, accounting for around 58% market share. Asia was the second largest region accounting for around 20% market share. Europe was the third largest region accounting for around 16% market share.
Practice of Eprescribing is observed to be the latest trend in the physicians and other health practitioners market. Electronic prescribing or eprescribing eRx is the computerbased electronic generation, transmission and filling of a medical prescription. Eprescribing allows a physician, pharmacist, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant to electronically transmit a new prescription or renewal authorization to a community or mailorder pharmacy. Eprescribing is beneficial to physicians as it reduces errors due to handwritten prescriptions. The Eprescribing trend provides scope for improving physicians and other health professionals' service quality.
Original Article: Physicians and Other Health Practitioners Market Global Briefing 2017 Including: Chiropractors, Optometrists, Physical Therapists, Podiatrists, Primary Care Doctors, Specialist DoctorsCovering: Kaiser Permanente, National Health Service, UPMC, Mayo ClinicNEXT ARTICLE
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