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  • Industry: Health & Life Sciences
  • Type: White paper
  • Date: 7/3/2013

Something to teach, Something to learn: Global perspectives on healthcare 

In an era of rapid and dramatic change for healthcare systems marked by aging populations, rising expectations and spiraling costs, practical answers to difficult questions are needed. To enable these critical conversations, KPMG’s Global Healthcare Practice has released a new report. Capturing the international insights of practitioners from healthcare organizations in 22 countries, it explores how payers, providers and policy-makers are responding to key changes in the healthcare market.

It also looks at some of the main implications of that learning for those who pay for healthcare, those who provide it and those who consume it.


On the following pages we explore:


  • The emergence of the ‘activist payer’ – the role of this new breed of healthcare commissioner in shaping system change, driving payment reform and influencing behaviour.
  • The dilemmas facing providers in a changing environment – to transact or transform, to grow or to evolve, hospital or health system, passive partner or active change-agent.
  • Patients as partners – changing expectations, shared decision-making, health literacy, looking beyond the rhetoric to make patient power a reality.


The report concludes with a number of key recommendations for action and sets out some important next steps that we believe global healthcare systems need to be thinking about in the coming months and years.



Georgina H. Black

Georgina H. Black

National Industry Leader, Health & Life Sciences


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