Entrepreneurship has positively and negatively affected the health care field. Equipment advances, technology, and improved pharmacological science are all fields that have been affected by entrepreneurship for better or worse. It was not that long ago, that the only way to get a prescription filled was to go to your local mom and pop pharmacy. Subsequently, stand-alone franchises and offices in grocery stores have flourished, as have mail-order pharmacies. Mail-order pharmacies are one such health care business that has changed the way health care staff functions at their jobs, and the way patients receive services.
The demand for health care is considerable in the United States versus other countries (Health Economics, 2009). A variety of factors impact the provision of care. For example, future, patients access to a medical procedure like a colonoscopy is going to get impacted by numerous factors. Factors that could affect the demand for the provision of colonoscopies in the future are: rationing, technology, and the development of deterring wellness programs.
The small business world can be a daunting one at times, what with all the limitations imposed by a stubbornly stagnant economy.