The Healthcare Timebomb
Who's going to pay for you when you're sick and old? Some health professionals fear a financial crisis in healthcare as the world's population grows older, and in many cases fatter. We hear from Mexico where a pioneering chain of clinics, SalaUno, is providing eye surgery at 20 times the rate of the state hospitals. Javier Okhuysen, a former banker and one of the founders of SalaUno, explains how it's done.
And we hear from Anant Kumar, a former CEO of LifeSpring Hospitals in India, which are achieving similar efficiencies in maternity treatment.
Also Lord Darzi, a surgeon based at Imperial College in London, and the Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, explains how a new examination of healthcare efficiency is urgently needed, given the changing nature of the global challenges we face.