German secondary health spending tops E60bn - market in E76bn:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Adults in Germany pay some E900 ($1,206) per capita annually for healthcare-related products and services that cannot be provided through the statutory sickness funds. This secondary healthcare market equates to some E60bn, according to a study published by consultants Roland Berger (see www.rolandberger.com), and is growing at 6% per year since 2000. There is additionally E16bn-worth of untapped demand. The products that form this sector include health foods, wellness, alternative medicine and health-related sport pursuits. The appetite for such products has shown no sign of abating, moreover: in 2003, the serviced market was E49bn; in 2020, it will hit E75bn, predicts Roland Berger.