• Focusing on investing in prevention and early intervention: preventing disease is far more effective for improving patient well-being and provides better value than treatment
• Exploring new ways to improve patient outcomes while lowering costs such as measuring and tracking outcomes and rethinking how healthcare is supplied and paid for
HEALTHCARE EXPENDITURES: AN OVERVIEW
Healthcare expenditures encompass a wide range of services and products and can be measured in different ways.
The 2008 financial crisis hurt healthcare systems across Europe. Even today, some healthcare are still struggling to recover.
New policies can impact healthcare in surprising and unexpected ways. Joint budgeting can help evaluate the impact.
Healthcare is an investment, not a cost. Prevention and early treatment improve patients’ lives and reduce healthcare costs, benefitting everyone.
Early intervention in chronic disease can keep patients healthier longer while also curbing healthcare costs.
Spotlight on Prevention: When, Who and How?
Unhealthy lifestyles and lack of physical activity are key factors in the development of chronic diseases. Early prevention and diagnosis, better education, and above all collaboration among governments, patient organizations, and industry are crucial to prevent chronic diseases from arising.