Healthcare perspectives from The Economist Intelligence Unit
Preventative care and behavioural science: the emotional drivers of healthcare decisions
A premise for this research is that decisions on preventative care--from simple safety steps, such as wearing seat belts, to more elaborate diet and exercise regimes, vaccinations, and medical screenings--are typically subject to a variety of psychological influences. Among these are emotional triggers, advice from friends and family, advertising campaigns, and consumers’ personal experiences with particular diseases. These decisions are also subject to a variety of cognitive biases.
Financing and cultivating a sustainable ecosystem for US healthcare innovation
Financing and cultivating a sustainable ecosystem for US healthcare innovation is a report written by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Gilead Sciences, developed to continue the conversation following the Healthcare Forum 2018: Financing healthcare innovation, an Economist event sponsored by Gilead Sciences. It assesses the potential for improving support for US health innovations, across the healthcare spectrum, over the long term.
Building and ensuring an integrated approach to infectious diseases in the US
Building and ensuring an integrated approach to infectious diseases in the US is a report written by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Gilead, developed for distribution following the New Approaches to Infectious Disease Intervention panel event. It assesses the potential for developing more standardised policy for preventative care and treatment for infectious diseases.
This report is based on extensive data analysis and desk research, complemented by five in-depth interviews with experts on NCDs. The main findings of the research are as follows.
Global Heart Health: Evaluating Efforts to Promote Healthy Hearts
Although health systems have made great strides in reducing the toll of cardiovascular disease (CVD) over the past few decades, heart diseases still account for nearly one-third of global deaths. They also create a growing burden on health systems and the wider economy, measured for example in disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), as more people live with heart diseases for longer. As hospitalisation costs rise, there is likely to be growing pressure on health systems to develop adequate prevention and intervention policies to boost heart health.
Fixing Food 2016: Towards a More Sustainable Food System
The Food Sustainability Index (FSI), which ranks 25 countries according to their food system sustainability, is a quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model.
Access to healthcare is a key topic of debate worldwide. Countries are facing a range of healthcare challenges, from rising numbers of patients with multiple chronic diseases amid population ageing to providing access to new and innovative treatments that are also cost-effective. Healthcare systems must reconcile these challenges against a backdrop of already stretched budgets. As a result, the ability of populations to access the healthcare they need is increasingly under the spotlight.