How and why will hospitals have changed in France by 2029?
International Hospital Federation - IHF
| 8 months ago
Author: Ms. Zaynab Riet
In 2040, 14.6% of the French population will be 75 or more. They were only 6.6% in 1990. The rapid growth of the elderly and the consequent increase of chronic diseases require an important adaptation of the health system. Hospitals are in the front line: they will have to adapt their way of working to provide care to older patients who need fewer hospitalizations but more home-based care or day admissions. The ambulatory shift is going to change hospitals for years to come: adaptation of technologies in hospitals, reduction of the length of stay, etc. Moreover, hospitals will have to consider that they are only one step in the pathway of the patient – an important step but not the only one. This requires considering all the previous and the following steps in the patient’s pathway and thus to reinforce the dialogue with ambulatory care. How and why will hospitals have changed in France by 2029? (pdf 65.34kB)