What medical trends have been seen in other countries?

When comparing the rates of health care practices between countries, it is important to consider all the possible reasons for the differences observed. Many aspects of health care differ from country to country (Schieber, 1987; Poullier, 198). The usefulness of any comparison depends on the extent to which it is determined that the opposing explanations are causal. By taking a somewhat simplistic view of the purpose of health care, certain causes of variation can be designated as legitimate and others as artificial.

The following visualization shows the estimates of infant mortality by income level in countries. We can see a clear downward trend in all groups. And since high-income countries have recorded the slowest progress (due to their already high health outcomes), we can see that the gap between these countries and the rest of the world has been narrowing. In fact, upper-middle income countries are close to catching up.

Global health has increasingly gained visibility and international prominence. First, the spread of transboundary infectious diseases arouses great interest among the media and the public, while boosting the research priorities of professors and academic programs. At the same time, global health has become an important area of philanthropic action. Despite the importance it has acquired over the past two decades, the complex collective term “Global Health” still lacks uniform use today.

The BPJS Kesehatan also covers all medical treatments related to COVID-19, helping to stabilize trending rates even though demand for private healthcare is expected to continue. The dollar significantly affected the costs of imported medical devices and hospital supplies, which continue to drive the trend. Here's a quick look at five trends in markets in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, each backed by one or more examples of how these trends play out in different countries. Another factor is that the ANS will review the mandatory minimum coverage of medical plans, which could affect the trend.

This has a direct effect on the prices of medical services and could mean that the real trend is higher than reported. The Egyptian government has created a fund to cover COVID-19, limiting the effects of the pandemic on medical trends. This allows insurers to share their risk with the government and will help stabilize the rates of future medical trends. The medical trend in Malaysia is expected to continue to increase, albeit at a slower pace compared to previous years.

Other important legislative initiatives to consider include the details and timing of the planned launch of compulsory health insurance in Bahrain and Oman, as well as the likely continued evolution of compulsory health insurance in the United States. In addition, Cameroon has some of the lowest medical claim costs in the region (probably due to the range of services available in the country) and a trend rate of only 4 to 6%.