Roundtable on challenges facing health

Royal Philips Electronics organized a round table and discussion about the results of a national study on the health status of Bulgarians. The Philips study on health of Bulgarians gathered at a round table representatives of the company and leading experts in the field of health to discuss prevention and early diagnosis as means of improving people's health. Data from the national survey shows that only 18.8 % of participants believe they are at risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, while onlu 1.3 % consider themselves ar risk of cancer over the next 5 years. At the same time recent statistics indicate that the mortality rate from cardiovascular diseases in the country exceeds 51%, and form cancer - 28%.
In parallel with these results, th estudy of Philips shows that 19.5 % of Bulgarians are worried about worsening vision and 16.9 % are afraid of problems with the musculoskeletal system. Overall, over 50% of survey respondents believe that their health is not compromised.
In the field of diagnosis and treatment over 53% of respondents believe that medical equipment in Bulgaria is not enough and more than 45% believe that technology in medicine will allow them to live longer.
At the Round table were discussed global challenges in healthcare and has been expressed a commitment by Philips to create conditions for sustainable development in health care and living standards.
"There is a need a new social system to be developed that encourages proactive approach to prevention and early diagnosis, and the transition from hospital to health care directed at patients themselves. Starting point in health care is a thorough understanding of the needs of people and this is why Philips launched a Health Examination Survey in Bulgaria, "said Ms. Radmila Fileva, CEO of Philips Bulgaria.