Fixing Healthcare is an Economist Intelligence Unit report commissioned by Philips, the first in a
series of four to be published in 2009. The Economist Intelligence Unit bears sole responsibility for the content of this report. The findings and views expressed within do not necessarily reflect the views of Philips.
Our research drew on two main initiatives:
- In December 2008 and January 2009, we conducted a global survey of healthcare professionals and life science industry executives in four key economies: the US, UK, Germany and India. In total, 775 respondents took part in the survey, representing a variety of roles within the healthcare sector.
- To supplement the survey results, we also conducted in-depth interviews with numerous leading figures in the healthcare sector.
The report was written by Dr Alexandra Wyke of PatientView and edited by Iain Scott and Gareth
Lofthouse. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the survey, and all the interviewees,
for their time and insight.