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Elevator and Escalator Consulting Engineers

Elevators and Doctors

In North America we have one elevator for every two hundred people. On the other hand we have one doctor for every four hundred people.

Although these figures are approximate it is clear that we have more elevators than doctors to serve a given number of people.

It has been suggested that everyone would be healthier if we walked up one floor and down two floors rather than take the elevator.

If this were done, the number of elevators would then drop. However, since we would be healthier the number of doctors would also drop.

Perhaps the two-to-one ratio of elevators to doctors is a constant in an advanced society? And is the answer to lower health costs the removal of elevators?