Friday, 23 December 2011

European Healthcare Spend Rises Rapidly After the age of 65

  • The expenditure on healthcare in Europe rises rapidly after the age of 65
  • The graph below from the Economic Policy Committee’s report shows citizens aged 65 and over account for increasing levels of healthcare spending - far more than any other population group.
  • EU policy-makers warn that public spending on healthcare will rise by 4% to around 8% of GDP over the next few decades
  • '.....that the budgetary impact of ageing is substantial, making it more difficult for Member States to comply with the budgetary requirements of EMU....'
                  
                
Source: Economic Policy Committee - % of healthcare spending rises rapidly from age 65

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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Active and Inactive Citizens in Europe Between 2000 and 2050

  • The number of active, employed citizens in Europe is set to plateau and decline between now and 2050
  • This is over the same timescale that the number of elderly increases dramatically
  • The net result is that fewer employed support more elderly
  • Remember LTCs increase dramatically over the age of 60 and is set to treble in the next 40 years thereby increasing healthcare costs
                     
       
Source: EPC Working age population refers to persons aged 15 to 64.
            Elderly population refers to persons aged 65 and above

Christopher, CEO and founder director of Meritas International & Consulting, has spent all of his career in healthcare across three continents and is intrigued by healthcare delivery systems across the world.

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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Comparison of Healthcare Expenditure as a percentage of GDP

  • The USA ranks as the country spending the highest percentage of their GDP on healthcare
  • The USA also has the highest GDP exacerbating the issue
  • The USA spends around double the GDP% as other well developed healthcare systems such as the UK and most of Europe

                       

Christopher, CEO and founder director of Meritas International & Consulting, has spent all of his career in healthcare across three continents and is intrigued by healthcare delivery systems across the world.

To discuss your consulting needs please contact Meritas International & Consulting on

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christopher@meritas-international.com