A new project has been presented by Air Liquide that aims to address the needs and expectations of patients and healthcare professionals in France, in addition to adapting the company’s business model to meet the challenges of the healthcare system.
Showcasing to employee representatives on July 5th, Air Liquide cited an ageing population, an increased prevalence of chronic illnesses and a stronger desire by most French people to be able to stay at home during treatment as a reason for prioritising home healthcare (HHC).
Despite the growing interest in HHC from French citizens, Air Liquide claim that the homecare model in France continues to be threatened by several factors.
This includes the erosion of reimbursement levels, rising costs linked to a regulatory framework which requires an obligation of means not adapted to individual patient needs, the adoption of new – more expensive – technologies and increasing inflation.
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