In an era of rapid and dramatic change for healthcare systems marked by aging populations, rising expectations and spiralling costs, practical answers to difficult questions are needed. To enable these critical conversations, KPMG Global Healthcare Practice has released a new report: Something to teach, Something to learn: Global perspectives on healthcare.
Capturing the international insights of practitioners from leading healthcare organisations in 22 countries, including South Africa, the report explores how payers, providers and policy-makers are responding to three key changes underway in the healthcare market:
- The shift from volume to value is reshaping how healthcare is provided and paid for, with quality trumping quantity.
- A new breed of 'activist payers' focused on value is reshaping patient behaviors and moving care upstream to prioritize prevention.
- Providers are transforming themselves into 'health systems', providing new forms of more integrated care and taking on greater risk and accountability for outcomes from payers.
- Patients are becoming active partners in their own care, demanding greater control and putting pressure on clinicians to shift their role from 'God to guide'.
- 'High-growth health systems' from rapidly developing countries are innovating fast and challenging traditional doctrines, offering learning opportunities for all.
Click here to download the report.