Especially in rural areas, the rising population of seniors is coming to characterize the total demographic development of Germany's population. This observation also applies to the county of Bentheim. The prevalence of age-associated diseases has been increasing as a direct consequence of the increasing life expectancy. As a result, the age-related vacancies of general practitioner practices have also become hard to fill due to this demographic change.
Advancing toward megatrends.
In the coming years and decades, the health care economy must come to terms with trends such as demographic change and digitization. Telemedicine manages a fusion of these two trends. An aging society requires development of new medical technologies, and ensures care that is in keeping with the demand, and that is more efficient. What can be digitized, will be digitized.