Right from a young age we are taught habits that help us lead healthy lives, and with the advent of modern medicine, the definition of health care has become universal.
Health care is the maintenance or improvement of health through diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical or mental impairments in a human being.
Further, medical machines and computers that power them become smaller, faster, and smarter – making the entire health care system more accessible and effective for patients.
Although technological advancements aid the process of health care, at the crux of these advancements is the humanitarian work of a doctor and his or her practice of medicine.
For most of us health care is a step-by-step process that is delivered by a doctor or a health care professional.
The percentage of world’s population without access to modern medicine has fallen to around 30% in the last decade.
Our role in medical education is primarily one of quality assurance.
But we do get asked what's needed to become a doctor.
It is the shared decision making of a doctor and a patient that has considerably increased life expectancy in this decade.
Doctors play an important role and sometimes make all the difference to a patient’s life.