Evolution of medicine
Healthcare is causing serious headaches all over the world. The health market has developed into a major growth industry, but is it even possible to make medical progress available to everyone?
Research continues into new diagnostic methods and therapies at unprecedented speed, but are we giving the same priority to developing healthcare and financing systems? And who will look after patients' interests with medicine becoming more and more complex? In addition, needs and standards vary hugely in different regions of the world. These are all issues we must address.
The first "World Health Summit" was held in Berlin in October 2009, bringing together physicians, health economists, industry representatives and health policymakers. For four days they discussed these and other issues, gaining a lot of new perspectives in the process. Roland Berger Strategy Consultants presents some of the ideas discussed in this issue of think:act CONTENT.