PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) outlines 12 defining healthcare trends to watch in 2018 that will be distinguished by persistent uncertainty and risk. 2018 will be distinguished by persistent uncertainty and risk for the US health industry. 2018 is likely to mirror 2017 – a year marked by raucous debates over health and tax reform and a series of crises triggered by natural disasters – in terms of volatility, according to the latest research from PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI).
The PwC HRI annual report, “Top health industry issues of 2018,” lists the 12 trends most likely to shape the industry next year. HRI developed its list of a dozen top issues through analyses of surveys of US consumers, provider, insurer and pharmaceutical executives, in-depth interviews with industry leaders and examination of data and policy trends.
The top 12 defining healthcare trends to watch HRI identified include:
1. The healthcare industry tackles the opioid crisis
Opioid overdoses are now the leading cause of death for US adults younger than 50. This is a phenomenon too big to solve by only one player – there is a role for everyone across the healthcare landscape, from prescribers, to payers, to the …read moreSource: Click here