This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Medical Science


Taking the pressure off the system


Since 1990, Singapore’s life expectancy has risen from 77.6 to 84.5 for women and from 73.1 to 79.9 for men. With people living longer, and with greater access to advanced healthcare technology, the demand for total joint replacement is bound to rise.


With the foreseeable strain that will be placed on the medical system in the years to come, a solution that is both accurate and quick is of critical importance. The automation of the process could help to reduce wait times and surgery failures, both of which will reduce pressures on the medical system in the years to come.


References:


[1] Hip fractures in S’pore expected to climb: Audit , healthxchange.com.sg, 2013 [2] Joint Revision Surgery - When Do I Need It? , American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2013 [3] Life expectancy at birth , Department of Statistics, 2013


46


INSIGHT ON


HOSPITAL & HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT VOL. 3 ISSUE 3 August 2014


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52