Home-based telehealth can transform global healthcare delivery, but needs 'buy in': RAND Corporation study

While the affluent West is being held up as the greatest problem (in the US those aged 64+ are 12% of the population, yet incur 34% of total healthcare spending), Asia ex Japan is also aging rapidly:  according to the study, Singapore has become the world’s most rapidly aging country; already 80% percent of all deaths in China are caused by chronic diseases. The shift in moving care to the home has the usual stumbling blocks of insurance restrictions and the current incentives in place for in-home skilled care. The other non-surprise is policy and ‘vision’ in promoting telehealth. At least here in the US, telehealth and policy leadership feel like a galaxy seen through the wrong end of the telescope. RAND study press release. Study.