Future of HealthcareMar, 2020
A&E waiting times are reaching record highs, but are they really the best way to measure NHS effectiveness? Our Future of Healthcare special report, published in The Times, covers the power of health data, obstacles surrounding interconnected primary care networks, and access to medical cannabis. Experts debate if the UK is prepared for an epidemic through the authorities’ approach in communicating news and advice about coronavirus to the public. The featured infographic focuses on global ageing and how with improved healthcare treatments worldwide and access to them means we are living longer than ever before.
Improvements in healthcare treatments worldwide, and increased access to them, means we are living longer than ever before. The global number of elderly people, aged 65 or above, outnumbered children under five years of age in 2018 for the first time, while those aged 80 and over is forecast to triple between 2019 and 2050. But the impact on our healthcare systems will be profound and unprecedented, and treatment strategies will need to adapt to ensure patients receive the best treatment throughout their extended life expectancies