Old age and the crisis of medicine

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 We all care more about 
 life as it is 
 loses its value. 
 J. J. Rousseau

About the crisis of medicine, rather, health began to speak at the beginning of XX century.
The crisis was seen first of all in the crushing of medicine, i.e. in indomitable developing specialization and idolized laboratory and instrumental studies. All this led to the departure from the classical methods of healing, has led to the loss of trust of patients to medicine.
Output saw a slogan "Back to Hippocrates!". But to return only to him was as difficult as it is to replace the light bulb lucenay, and the car - the car. Then there's a new slogan: "Forward, together with Hippocrates!". This, of course, a lot of sense. But one can hardly bring medicine to any comprehensive slogan.
In the last decade abroad, draws the attention of the revival of ideas about health crisis, but a different angle of view. This problem is given more social sounding: the impact of "technicaly" medical care on the relationship of the patient and the doctor, and the "ageing" of the population with the ensuing difficulties. American Professor Theodor robbery (1961) considered that improved treatment of chronic patients put medicine before an impossible task: the more its success as a science, the higher the proportion of people surviving to old age, but is constantly in need of doctors. The number of the latter has not kept pace with the number of patients.
Correct conclusion So robbery? Certainly. But not for all countries. In the US, indeed, for the first half of the XX century the population grew by 99 percent, with the growth in the number of medical workers by 370 percent, including nursing staff - to 397 percent. These trends can be traced in the last decade. And, nevertheless, the medical personnel were unable to meet the needs of the population.
And it's not just that the US can't provide for themselves in sufficient number of medical workers because of high tuition fees. Itself medical assistance, despite of the insurance system, not all are available: for example, a physical examination by a physician is not less than 15-20 dollars, the selection of glasses eye - 15-30, blood - 10-25, call ambulance - to 30 dollars.
For most capitalist countries, indeed, one can speak about the crisis trends in e-health.
The Soviet Union, as you know, the availability of public doctors and their absolute number occupies the first place in the world, to talk about their lack is not necessary. There is no problem of influence of the financial situation of the person on its ability to seeking care.
However, the growth of the average life expectancy of people, "ageing" of the population, often related old age, chronic diseases pose to society, social security and public health tasks, not to reckon with whom you cannot.