NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
Chiropractors was the largest segment in the physicians and other health practitioners market with XX% share of the global market worth about $XX billion. Optometrists was the second largest segment, with XX% of the market worth about $XX billion. Physical therapists was the third largest segment, with XX% of the market worth about $XX billion.
The Americas was the largest geographic market in physicians and other health practitioners market in 2015, accounting for $XX billion or XX% of the global market. The Americas is the largest market because of a high proportion of elderly population, busy lifestyles, high prevalence of non-communicable disease and a large urban population. Europe was the second largest geographic market, accounting for $XX billion or XX% of the global market. Asia was the third largest geographic market, accounting for $XX billion or XX% of the global market.
Global per capita average physicians and other health practitioners expenditure grew from $XX in 2011 to $XX in 2015 at a CAGR of XX% and is expected to grow to $XX in 2019 at a CAGR of XX%. Per capita average physicians and other health practitioners expenditure is increasing because of increase in healthcare spending in emerging markets and higher incidence of non-communicable diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
Digitalization of Medical Records – Digitalization of medical records through electronic health records (EHRs) is transforming the health care industry. Digitalization of medical records involves the conversion of paper-based medical records into electronic formats. Digitalization of information related to patients including their medical history, diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, allergies and laboratory and test results is being made possible with EHRs. EHRs increase patient participation, and improve diagnostic and treatment outcomes by improving the efficiency of services provided by physicians.
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