Private healthcare providers: The prognosis for growth
Research into health care demand across South East Asia
Asia’s share of the global population aged 65 and over exceeded 50% back in 2000. By 2050 its share of the global population aged 65 and over is projected to be more than 60%.
This study by Deloitte’s Southeast Asian practice looks at the drivers behind the increasing demand for healthcare across Asia. Alongside the factor of Asia’s ageing population it looks at the lifestyle changes concomitant with increasing urbanisation and rapid economic growth and wealth. In particular the Private healthcare CEOs interviewed as part of the study focus on the increasing incidence of chronic diseases associated with more ‘affluent’ lifestyle changes.
Across the region there has been a shift in the health market from ‘sickness’ care to healthcare, with priority on prevention rather than cure. The challenge for both public and private providers is to determine the best methods of delivery of healthcare services if the demands of their populations are to be met.
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