How Consumers’ Belt-Tightening Could Impact Health/Care – Insights from Deloitte’s Retail Team

Health Populi

Over the ten years between 2007 and 2017, U.S. consumer spending for education, food and health care substantially grew, crowding out spending for other categories like transportation and housing.

Building Trust and Truth in Patient Social Networks

Health Populi

Those were the early days of the formation of patient social networks [Patients Like me was founded in 2004, and WEGO Health and Stupid Cancer in 2007]. The biggest impacts, Catalyst members say, will be on patient engagement, quality of care, and provider engagement.

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Senior Safety: Death from Falls

Christina's Considerations

The CDC just released data on unintentional injuries for persons age 65+ in the US between 2007 and 2016. Healthy Children and Families The Patient ExperienceWhile unintentional injuries are the seventh leading cause of death, falls account for the largest percentage.

As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

Health Populi

Simply put: the impact of growing financial risk for healthcare costs will be felt by patients/consumers themselves. Here is the first “good news” line chart, showing declining medical trend from 2007 to next year in 2019.

Surprise, Surprise: Most Americans Have Faced a “Surprise” Medical Bill

Health Populi

patients blamed doctors and pharmacies, although a majority of consumers still put responsibility for surprise healthcare bills on them (71% and 64% net). I wrote my first post on Health Populi nearly eleven years ago Labor Day week 2007.

Senior Safety: Death from Falls

Christina's Considerations

The CDC just released data on unintentional injuries for persons age 65+ in the US between 2007 and 2016. Healthy Children and Families The Patient ExperienceWhile unintentional injuries are the seventh leading cause of death, falls account for the largest percentage. 1/4 of US residents aged.