Annual Report 2009
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- Healthcare challenges present major opportunities in the long term
- Addressing the care cycle – our unique differentiator
- Home healthcare is a core part of our healthcare strategy
- Improved market leadership in core businesses
The future of healthcare is one of the most pressing global issues of our time. Around the world, societies are facing the growing reality and burden of increasing and in some cases aging populations, as well as the upward spiraling costs of keeping us in good health. Worldwide, many more people live longer with chronic disease – such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes – than in the past. Aging and unhealthy lifestyles are also contributing to the rise of chronic diseases, putting even more pressure on healthcare systems. At the same time the world is facing a global and growing deﬁcit of healthcare professionals.
In the long term, these challenges present Philips with an enormous opportunity. We focus our business on addressing the evolving needs of the healthcare market by developing meaningful innovations that contribute to better healthcare, at lower cost, around the world.
This is an interactive electronic version of the Philips Annual Report 2009 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 Philips Annual Report 2009. The 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 2008 compared to 2007.