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The Healthcare Threat
The Healthcare Threat by Johannes Bhakdi – sophotec.com 1 Healthcare Reform
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1. the problem Healthcare is the utlimate threat to the US
The largest cost in the US GDP 17% of GDP in 2008 $12,000 / year per family
Cost explosion Source: Health Affairs , 28, no. 2 (2009): w346-w357 $20,600 / year 20,3% of GDP
...and getting less. Doctors per 1000 citizens Life expectancy at birth
Everyone is moving in the wrong direction WRONG RIGHT Average Annual Growth Rates in Total Health Expenditures Per Capita, adjusted for inflation
3. two objectives We need lower costs and universal coverage.
Healthcare is the pillar of social peace and economic stability Objective 1 Affordable Healthcare Find a way to bring down healthcare costs while improving performance Objective 2 Universal healthcare Make sure everyone gets basic healthcare coverage
Affordable Healthcare NEXT: Part 2 – how to achieve August 13 th , 2009 sophotec.com Healthcare Reform
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