What is the most pressing problem of our time for patients and caregivers in healthcare?

I was inspired when reading Compassionomics (Trzeciak & Mazzarelli) when Trzeciak asked the question “What is the most pressing problem of our time” and I pondered turning this lens to healthcare. So I sent this question out into the Twittersphere. The responses were diverse and well thought out, highlighting the many challenges faced in this complex system.

With the aim of capturing this valuable insight, I summarized all the responses, by theme, in no particular order into the below reference document.

I am always grateful to the thoughts from contributors. It is through the continued discussions on challenges and bringing visibility to them, encouraging open dialogue between patients/caregivers and provides, that we can hope to continue to bring action and sustainable change to our healthcare systems.