The health systems of nations around the world may be unsustainable if unchanged over the next 15 years.
Globally, healthcare is threatened by a confluence of powerful trends — increasing demand, rising costs, uneven quality, misaligned incentives. If ignored, these trends will overwhelm health systems, creating massive financial burdens for businesses and governments as well as health problems for current and future generations.
During 2005, PricewaterhouseCoopers interviewed 700 health and business leaders in 27 countries about their health systems. While no one country has all of the answers, solutions to local problems can be found throughout the globe. Creating a sustainable strategy for the future depends on organisations’ abilities to learn and customise workable solutions within a societal context. PricewaterhouseCoopers has identified transferable lessons within seven key features that will create systems that are built to last.
Those seven key features are:
HealthCast 2020 is the third in a series of global futures reports, which started in 1999.
|Mar 2010||The customisation of diagnosis, care and cure|
|Jan 2005||Creating a sustainable future|
|May 2002||A blueprint for the future|