Generational Shifts in Health Care
July 7, 2021
10 Minute Read
- Providers will observe a continued deterioration of both payer and case mix as baby boomers age into Medicare and life expectancies increase.
- The baby boomer surgical boon has already passed its peak. Growth is not likely to be sustained by the smaller Gen X population as it ages, despite a greater prevalence of chronic disease among them.
- Retention of consumers will become more difficult among younger generations as information becomes more accessible and preferences shift to nontraditional sites.
- With birth rates falling, providers may be dependent on migration and immigration to avoid volume contraction.