HBI Infographic of the week

COVID pandemic share prices: Who has bounced back, who is still playing catch-up?

Shares in the biggest listed healthcare services operators all plummeted in mid March as the COVID pandemic spread rapidly. As our infographic illustrates, only around half of these have substantially recovered their value.

Case study: Denmark’s informal and formal telemedicine market

How many doctors are using Skype and other vanilla, publicly available platforms and how many are adopting built for purpose telehealth solutions?  This Danish data gives some indication of the likely split between the only officially recommended solution and what are likely to be vanilla, publicly available platforms. The Danish doctors union has historically been […]

Activity in UK private sector dropped 84% in April

Private hospitals in the UK saw 84% fewer visits in April compared to the two previous years, according to new data from the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN). This is likely to replicate the picture in other European markets like Spain and Portugal where the private sector mainly performs non-essential services. Hospitals in Germany and France that perform all types of care will have seen lower volume drops.

Which countries failed to protect their workforces?

A third of all COVID-19 infections in Spain, Ireland and Denmark come from within their healthcare workforce. In other countries, including Albania, they have managed to keep the level far lower. HBI examines.

How Europe’s diagnostics consolidators’ market position changed 2013-2019

The combined revenues of Europe's 11 largest diagnostic players including both imaging and labs has doubled over the past seven years. HBI visualises how their market position has shifted in that period.

Where a global downturn will hit local private healthcare markets hardest

In which countries will healthcare be worst hit by a COVID-19 recession? We overlay World Bank data on which countries have both high out-of-pocket proportions for healthcare spend and are heavily remittance-reliant. There are some surprises from Europe.

28 million cancelled surgeries worldwide

A study published in the British Journal of Surgery estimates that 28.4 million operations have been cancelled worldwide in the 12 weeks of peak disruption of hospital services due to COVID-19. For this week's infographic, HBI painstakingly plotted the figures against population size to see where people have been most affected.

HBI survey shows how pessimistic operators are for H2 recovery

For this week's infographic, we put together the results of an HBI survey to explore operator confidence of recovery post-COVID. Just 36% are 'very confident' that sales will return to 2019 levels by April 2021.

Tracking changing telehealth regulations

Hungary and Brazil are two of the biggest countries to relax or clarify regulations in response to the coronavirus. This week HBI tracks where it has been allowed, its remit expanded and reimbursement procedures refined. 

When did electives stop?

As infections arcs in Europe start their downward trend, hospital operators are eagerly discussing a return to routine surgical activity. We look at when different countries and cities' imposed restrictions and when a normalisation could occur. 

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