The major economies of Southeast Asia will face a $320 billion hike in annual healthcare costs within a decade. The daunting prospect will likely be compounded by an aging population profile and unhealthy lifestyle habits. Yet ‘tremendous opportunity’ also lies for the well-poised ASEAN nations to develop a world-class efficient and sustainable healthcare system. Healthcare leaders and policy makers must take early action in order to combat the growing issue. This article is based on Solidiance’s white paper, “The USD 320 billion healthcare challenge in ASEAN”.
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