Health care landscape

Health systems in mature, developing and underserved markets around the world continue to press for new solutions that can help them provide accessible, affordable, quality care to diverse patient populations.

Increasingly, they are abandoning the notion that incremental improvements can resolve the overwhelming economic, demographic and logistic issues standing in the way of the care that is needed. Instead, they are pursuing new opportunities to approach the delivery of care differently.

This broader, deeper and bolder way of thinking is opening the door to a world of transformational solutions with far-reaching implications, ranging from cutting-edge technology platforms and protocols to innovative new business models and initiatives that are redefining the clinical experience across the continuum of care.

The demand for more effective care delivery is intensifying and unrelenting, as people live longer, suffer increasingly from chronic disease, and become bigger consumers of constrained healthcare resources. The burden that this places on health systems is unsustainable – and driving the need for industry-defining solutions.

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This is an interactive electronic version of the Philips Annual Report 2013 and also contains certain information in summarized form. The contents of this version are qualified in their entirety by reference to the printed version of the full Philips Annual Report 2013. This printed version is available as a PDF file on this website. Information about: forward-looking statements, third-party market share data, fair value information, IFRS basis of presentation, use of non-GAAP information, statutory financial statements and management report, reclassifications and analysis of 2013 compared to 2012.