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Global Healthcare Megatrends: Clinical challenges

  • Toby C. Samo, MD, FACP
  • 04/17/2014

There are more than 7 billion people on the planet today. Our growing global population has triggered some of the biggest healthcare challenges we’ll ever face. Listening to clients in Australia, Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States, I believe many of these issues are universal. This post is the first of a five-part series that explores the clinical, population health, financial, regulatory and technical challenges we share as a global healthcare community. Caring for more patients than ever before Worldwide healthcare providers are seeing more patients than ever before. In part, because we’re living longer. In developed nations, there has been a huge increase in life expectancy over the last 50 years, and experts believe the trend will continue. For example, U.S. citizens had a life expectancy of 68.2 years in 1950, which jumped to 76.6 years in 2000, […]