luni, 19 septembrie 2016

Growing Population & Healthcare Spending

        The worldwide healthcare market is influenced by a number of demographic trends, including the following:
  • Growing and Aging Population: The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that the majority of the U.S. “baby boom” population (28% of the total U.S. population) will begin to turn 65 between 2010 and 2020.
  • Consumer expectations for improved healthcare are increasing in both developed and developing countries.
  • Reimbursement and coverage of medical expenses by insurances companies and employers are on the decline—customers/patients have to contribute more money.
  • Technology is giving rise to new clinical therapies, which in turn are addressing more and more medical ailments and aiding in earlier diagnosis and prevention of diseases.

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