The global healthcare market is forecast to continue expanding faster than global GDP, due to a range of fundamental drivers such as ageing populations, greater urbanisation, more sedentary lifestyles and a higher prevalence of chronic diseases.

While there will be commercial opportunities in areas such as digital health and private health insurance, numerous risks are present, including pressure on healthcare budgets, under-investment in healthcare infrastructure and shortages of healthcare professionals.

Topics covered will include:

  • Forecasts for global health expenditure, number of hospitals, and number of health professionals.
  • How the outlook for healthcare compares with other industries.
  • Growth outlook for select digital health technologies.
  • Healthcare opportunities for pharmaceutical companies and medical device firms.
  • Leading healthcare market risks.

Jamie Davies

Head of Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare & Medical Devices

Based in London, Jamie leads a global team of analysts in identifying market entry and expansion opportunities, assessing operational risks and analyzing corporate growth strategies. Prior to joining Fitch Solutions in 2006, Jamie wrote for Thomson Scientific and tracked investigational drugs through clinical trials at PharmaProjects. Jamie graduated from King’s College, London with a degree in Pharmacology with Management and received an MBA from the Open University in 2019. 

THIS COMMENTARY IS PUBLISHED BY FITCH SOLUTIONS COUNTRY RISK & INDUSTRY RESEARCH and is NOT a comment on Fitch Ratings' Credit Ratings. Any comments or data are solely derived from Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research and independent sources. Fitch Ratings analysts do not share data or information with Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research.

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