Ageing Population Puts Pressure On Healthcare BudgetJuly 2011 | Industry Trend Analysis
BMI View: The expected growth of Belgium's ageing population is to have an unprecedented effect on the provision of healthcare. The elderly require more medical check-ups and care than young people as the result of an increased prevalence of chronic disease with age, and therefore consume a disproportionately large share of healthcare services. The increase in healthcare spending on the ageing population will force public bodies to look for cost-containment in other areas - specifically medicines which command high proportions of healthcare budgets - which will not sit well with drugmakers.
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