Current economic conditions dominate business strategies. While healthcare has fared better than other industries, it will not be immune from the effects of the current recession. But what aspects of healthcare will be impacted? How much of spending will be out of the consumer's pocket? How will some novel trends (retail clinics, medical tourism) fit into this economy? It is commonly asserted that OTC and generic drugs sales will be boosted. Will this pan out? What will be the possible effects of various types of healthcare plans that might be implemented?
In Healthcare in a Recession,Kalorama Information has examined all of the key medical markets in the past and has witnessed change and in some sector's profits due to economic conditions. Kalorama has consulted its experts in key areas and asked about the effect of the recession. This report takes a broad look at the healthcare market in a recession from the many areas of healthcare that have changed or will changed. Specifically the report address:
The State of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Outsourcing and Offshoring
Generic Drugs: A Coming Boom?
Over the Counter Drugs
Possible impact of Healthcare Legislation
Out of Pocket Healthcare Spending: Current and Future
The Retail Clinic Phenomenon
Availability of Health Insurance
Medical Tourism: Boom or Bust?
As part of its research, Kalorama has profiled and detailed the activities of several companies in the pharmaceutical, retail, healthcare financing and information technology fields that likely to play some role in the healthcare economy of 2009: