Healthcare Outlook - Genes, Environment, and Lifestyle
Delivered September 16, 2019. Contributor: ChristineD
Determine the factors that will impact healthcare costs in the future. The information will be used for a presentation.
GLOBAL HEALTHCARE OUTLOOK
LIFE EXPECTANCY AND POPULATION GROWTH
of the surge in healthcare costs comes from increases in medical services amount.
The two main drivers of the rise in healthcare spending are "population growth (
) and population aging (
Diabetes is seen to be the main disease that can grately
impact healthcare spending
Currently, the treatment cost for this disease already reached
out of the $64.4 billion spending increase to deal with this illness.
Other diseases that currently have the largest spending increases are the following: low-back and neck pain -
; high-blood pressure - $46.6 billion; and high cholesterol - $41.9 billion.
, increase in the spread of chronic illnesess, innovations in expensive technology, and others are seen to increase healthcare spending in the future.
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