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Special report: How rationing care in the pandemic is killing the elderly

People over the age of 80 are up to three times more likely to die of a COVID-19 infection in countries using rigid rationing guidelines that can exclude the elderly from intensive care - and sometimes even from hospital. HBI's extensive analysis of death, hospital and ICU data reveals that Sweden has lost eight times more, England seven and the Netherlands six of its elderly population compared to Germany. In a special report, we explore how rationing killed the elderly.

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Propco investment booms in Germany, struggles elsewhere

Healthcare property investment levels have boomed in Germany and plummeted in the UK for the first nine months of 2020 compared to five-year averages, data from JLL shows. Across Europe, deal value has all-but-matched 2015-2019.
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Interview: James Thorburn, CEO, City & County Healthcare 3mo ago Log in to see article extract

The CEO of City & County Healthcare, the second-largest domiciliary care provider in the UK with 2019 revenue of £ 236m, tells HBI how the company is navigating the COVID-19 crisis and what prospects are now like for a sale....

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Why lockdown to protect the elderly, then deny them treatment? 4d ago Log in to see article extract

This week, an exclusive HBI report has uncovered a troubling statistic: people over the age of 80 were up to three times more likely to die of a COVID-19 infection in countries using rigid rationing guidelines that excluded the elderly from intensive care. ...

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Health care M&A in 2021 - anyone's guess 2w ago Log in to see article extract

These are strange times. Two of the largest players in Europe are likely to IPO before the end of 2020. Meanwhile, advisers expect secondary sales to other funds run by the same PE house to account for up to half all sales....

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The State of the Regions: An opportunity to listen, learn and share 3w ago Log in to see article extract

Healthcare business opportunities are global. Sadly, as COVID has made all too apparent, risks can be global too. Next week, HBI has arranged an all-star virtual line-up to discuss the state of the regions, a three day event covering everywhere from CEE to Chi...

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Telehealth: The best is yet to come but should platforms be owned by the state? 4w ago Log in to see article extract

The use of telehealth peaked with the pandemic and is now tailing off across most of Europe. Most of the medical profession got stuck using 'primitive telehealth' like Skype so didn't see its full productivity potential. Austria has neglected the market providers...

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Grim pandemic outlook sees homecare business booming 1mo ago Log in to see article extract

This is an auspicious time for the medicalised homecare sector, albeit for a tragic reason. Providers of drugs, medical equipment such as oxygen, and healthcare services to the patient's home see a COVID-fuelled boost in demand over  the next few years....

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Why lockdown to protect the elderly, then deny them treatment?

This week, an exclusive HBI report has uncovered a troubling statistic: people over the age of 80 were up to three times more likely to die of a COVID-19 infection in countries using rigid rationing guidelines that excluded the elderly from intensive care. 
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Interview: John Gladstone, Head of Healthcare Investment, International Capital Markets, EMEA, JLL

Health care looks like the promised land to property investors hit hard by the collapse of retail and office and deal flow is picking up, says John Gladstone at global real estate advisors.

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