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About this practice

Healthcare improvements have dramatically increased life expectancy, and new treatments are increasing the quality of life. Yet this progress has created daunting economic challenges. For at least four decades, annual growth in healthcare spending has exceeded GDP growth by an average of about 2 percentage points in most developed countries.

Most governments and healthcare leaders understand that spending increases cannot continue indefinitely and are looking for ways to increase efficiencies. How can organizations care for more people, with better results, at a lower cost?

What we do

We work with healthcare leaders to improve world health outcomes. We help:

  • national and regional health services to transform care delivery and make it more sustainable
  • health insurance companies and other payors to improve the value of healthcare
  • hospital chains to transform operational performance
  • academic medical centers to refocus strategy, operations, and governance
  • integrated care organizations to improve healthcare delivery

We take a highly collaborative approach, from guiding national governments as they set priorities to working with nurses to improve hospital ward operations.

Who we are

McKinsey brings a global perspective and an understanding of how healthcare really works. We have the experience to counsel senior healthcare stakeholders and the size and scale to ensure real expertise across the landscape.

Our Healthcare Systems & Services team includes more than 1,700 consultants worldwide, over 150 MDs with patient care or research experience, and at least 250 consultants with masters or doctoral degrees in the life sciences and medical fields.

We have engaged in projects in over 70 countries, and our healthcare consultants speak more than 100 languages.