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Americans Likely To Spend Around $8.3 Trillion toward 2040 on Healthcare

The U.S is expected to spend even more on healthcare in 2022 as compared to most other nations. Precisely, the nation spends at least forty percent more on healthcare as compared to others. 

Healthcare has always been an expensive affair for Americans compared to most developed countries. Healthcare spending increased by about 4.2% for U.S residents in 2021 compared to the previous year. In 2022, the expected increase is around 3.6%. (CMS Office of the Actuary Report). 

The healthcare world is constantly changing. In the recent past, there has been a significant orientation toward the incorporation of technologies. Such a massive adoption of technologies has, in turn, led to increased healthcare costs.

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Of course, it is a worrying trend. Experts are considering various possibilities to offset the ever-rising healthcare expenses. The upcoming years will witness many activities oriented toward this trend of reducing healthcare costs. Healthcare experts are likely to bank upon yet another promising direction, patients willing to get involved more in maintaining their health.

The pandemic was the most significant reason this trend was at the top. The days of the pandemic made all of us vulnerable. The healthcare industry was also under immense pressure to extend quality care by adhering to the need to avoid close contact. 

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Now we are in a position to say that the worst time of the pandemic is over. Yet, the benefits of an RPM tool still appeal to many. Although some patients still prefer physical doctor visits, many resorts to remote patient monitoring or RPM tools. In fact, the number of such patients increased considerably in the recent past. 

Interest in RPM tools has also sparked an interest in learning about technology to leverage remote health facilities and establish an uninterrupted connection between health care providers and patients. The industry is looking forward to this trend as they expect to bank upon remote patient care to reduce costs. ws

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