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The Boldest Healthcare Prediction For 2020: Business As Usual

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The Boldest Healthcare Prediction For 2020: Business As Usual

January 13, 2020

The Boldest Healthcare Prediction For 2020: Business As Usual

As the decade turned and the 2020s began, news headlines made it seem as though the healthcare revolution was already underway. One banner boasted “2020: Another Year of Radical Change in Healthcare,” mirroring similar stories claiming that innovations and technologies will continue to transform medicine in the year ahead.  

Just one problem with these predictions: There’s no empirical or statistical evidence that American healthcare has undergone (or will soon undergo) any kind of radical change, or even meaningful improvement. 

In healthcare, the past is a reliable predictor of the future. And when you look at key performance measures—such as cost, quality and satisfaction—it’s clear that U.S. healthcare underperformed over the last decade.

So, why should we expect anything different in 2020 or in years to come? In short, we shouldn’t. Here’s why: 

  1. Costs Keep Rising
  2. U.S. Still Lags Far Behind Global Peers In Quality
  3. Physician Burnout Up, Patient Satisfaction Down

The full Forbes article can be viewed at this link.  

 

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