HBI Infographic of the week

Infographic: The challenges elderly care faces

With an aging population, it's no surprise that elderly care has quite the challenge on the horizon in order to meet patient needs.

Countries with most and least affordable health care ranked

Health care software company Radar Healthcare has ranked developed countries by the affordability of their health care, finding Luxembourg to be the most affordable and Greece to be the least affordable.

Nurse migration in UK, Germany, Spain, France and Italy 2011-2021

We reported last week on the UK's deal with Nepal to hire nurses so in this week's infographic, we thought we would take a closer look at the migration patterns of nurses across the major European markets UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. We look at the totals from 2011-2020/1 and the most recent available year to see if there are any significant differences.

Ransomware attacks on health care triple

Health care operators are being heavily targeted by ransomware fraudsters. Research from cybersecurity firm Barracuda suggests attacks tripled over the past 12 months, compared to last year. Two thirds of health care organisations were hit by ransomware in 2021 - up from a third in 2020 - according to a survey covering 31 countries, by software security firm Sophos which released its annual report on ransomware in June.

Dissatisfaction with a country’s health care system leads to higher private expenditure

In this week's infographics, we look at private expenditure, and satisfaction with health care services within countries. Is there a link?

Private pay health care growth slower and more volatile than public/statutory growth across big 5

Both private and public/statutory expenditure on health care grew substantially over the course of the 2010s across the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. But public/statutory expenditure growth was both significantly higher and less volatile.

Covid testing windfall for lab groups coming to an end

After peaking earlier this year, testing volumes for Covid in Europe have fallen back to almost the level they were at in the first months of the pandemic.

Comparison of EU5 labs market plus 7 largest multi-national European operations

This week we take a closer look at how the lab services market stacks up in the five major European markets of France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the UK. Here we compared the total, for-profit and public market revenues, seeing where operators took the biggest revenues. These figures are a snapshot of the 2021 figures in our labs report in HBI Intelligence.

Infographic: UK and Ireland have the worst waiting lists

England’s staggering waiting list for elective care, which sits at 6.6 million people at time of writing, is unsurprisingly much worse than most other NHS-style systems and very close to the levels in Ireland. Eagle-eyed readers may have already noticed the lack of Bismarckian systems – a triumph of mandatory-insurers? Not necessarily.

Health care stocks resilient but not immune to darkening economic horizon

Most major listed healthcare groups saw a fall in their share prices over the course of the first half of 2022, likely due at least in part to the ever-more-imminent prospect of global recession. The sector hasn't suffered as badly as some others, however.

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