In a recent review of its healthcare research, Gallup has identified five main forces that will be defining the U.S. health sector in the future. In its overview of the U.S. healthcare system, the company stresses that it is “in a state of emergency”. Only about one in five of Americans is "very satisfied" with the quality of medical care, which is exacerbated by high chronic disease burden, insufficient access to care and low quality of the health system. Despite enormous efforts of healthcare leaders to fight the pandemic and some valuable advances, such as the long-awaited digital and technological transformation, the system has been experiencing substantial loss in revenues. By the end of the year it may reach €275 billion ($323 billion).
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