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At Rehacare in Düsseldorf, kon.med have published a study in cooperation with Spectaris, entitled „Necessary medical aids 2050 – a forecast“ (Bedarf medizinischer Hilfsmittel 2050 – eine Prognose). In the study, health care needs in the resource market is predicted according to registered types of disabilities in Germany to provide estimates for 2050.

The study shows, among other things, that by 2050 the supply requirements of „immobile patients“ will increase by 3.6 million people, an increase of 16 percent. The largest relative increase is characterised from the „bedridden patients“ from (+78%).

The study forms seven profiles, examines their development in recent years and designs through the development of different diseases a forecast until 2050. These supply profiles are „bedridden patient“, „immobile patient“, „visually impaired patient“, „deaf patient“, „respiration patient“, „dialysis patient“ and „pain patient“.

The increase in instances of care will further exacerbate the cost debate in the provision of aids. „Higher rates of treatments must be accompanied by a growing aid budget,“ says Jan Wolter, Head of Medical Technology at Spectaris.

 

Kommentar: Ultimately, the actual market demand for resources is reflected in the industry. However, this is not the only outcome of the absolute needs of customers (patients). Systemically important players in the German healthcare industry, such as retailers and health insurance providers have a significant influence on industry growth.

 

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