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Proliferation and Fragmentation of the Health Profession

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Please provide examples of fragmentation in health profession.

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Fragmentation in health profession occurs through fragmented delivery services and financial methods of payment. Let's take a closer look by example:

1. Fragmented delivery and financial services (e.g., hospitals, long-term care, etc.)

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Fragmentation in the health care system must be reduced and move away from a fragmented delivery of services. For example, primary care organizations must provide a broad range of health care services and draw on the skills of a range of health care providers: therapists, dentists, nutritionists, nurse practitioners, dental hygienists, doctors, RNs, RPNs, midwives, occupational therapists, optometrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, laboratory technologists, and social workers. Primary care organizations must be set up to ensure the expansion of the use of non-physician services. To improve efficiency and equality of care, the complete range of primary care services must be ...

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