SOURCE: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research, Ltd.

December 08, 2010 12:17 ET

Global Health Care Market Is $5.5 Trillion and Growing Quickly, Says Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) -  Plunkett Research, Ltd. has released its newest market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett's Health Care Industry Almanac, 2011 edition, which identifies and analyzes major trends shaping the health care industry.

According to Jack W. Plunkett, CEO of Plunkett Research, Ltd., "While total health expenditures continue to grow in the U.S., health care is spreading rapidly in emerging nations like India and China."

Major trends affecting the Health Care Industry analyzed in Plunkett's report include:

  • Continued rise in health care costs.
  • Employers push health care costs onto employees.
  • Medicare and Medicaid spending continue to surge.
  • Health Care Reform Act of 2010 set to bring big changes.
  • Major drug patents expire while generic growth continues.
  • Quality of care and health care outcomes data become available online.
  • Obesity sparks government action.
  • Health care thrives offshore, medical tourism grows.
  • Disease management programs take root.
  • Health care industry to grow rapidly in China and India.

"Eventually, innovative health practices and technologies developed for lower-income nations will migrate to the U.S., helping to contain costs," said Jack Plunkett.

A complete report with detailed industry trends and statistics analysis is provided in Plunkett's Health Care Industry Almanac, 2011 edition. This informative reference book gives you the competitive intelligence you need, with a detailed industry overview, industry analysis and market research. Plus, thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations and industry sites, as well as statistical tables, an industry glossary and thorough indexes -- everything you need all in one value-priced, easy-to-use package.

A complimentary video of Plunkett discussing these trends is now available on the Plunkett Research website, as well as YouTube, and an Introduction to the Health Care Industry can be viewed at Plunkett's website. 

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