Primary Healthcare

Primary Healthcare is the extremely important first care that is based on scientifically well-done and universally acceptable methods and technology, which make health care easy to get to people and families in a community. The International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC) is a standardized tool for understanding and analysing information on interventions in primary care by the reason for the patient visit. Driven by population magnification and aging, the total number of office visits to primary care medicos is projected to increment from 462 million in 2008 to 565 million in 2025. Primary care also includes many basic mother-based and child health care services, such as family planning services and vaccinations. Comprehensive Primary care is an approach to health care that highlights social justice, equity, community control and social change.

The Global Healthcare spending is expected to accelerate, rising an average of 5.2 percent a year in 2014 -2018, to $9.3 trillion. Demand for primary healthcare is set to increase steadily over the medium to long term. Between 2010 and 2035, the total global population will grow by 15%. Population growth is currently at 0.8% per annum for 2010 to 2020, faster than any decade in recent history. The population is set to reach 8.5 billion by 2030. This increase in population, in particular the number of elderly, will have a significant impact on demand for the healthcare sector henceforth rising demand for the Primary Health Care market. Most of the world’s regions are facing a formidable challenge to manage the rapidly increasing cost of health care. By 2018, the number of high income households (those earning over $25,000 a year) will rise globally by about 30 percent, to nearly 570 million, with over one-half of that growth coming from Asia. Governments in some of these markets are expanding public health care services to meet citizens’ rising expectations, while in all markets, advances in health technologies.