There is little doubt that connected health may offer the answer to alleviating financial pressures on healthcare systems and improving patient outcomes, but how exactly can this be achieved? What concerns and barriers need to be considered and who exactly is leading the future of healthcare?
YouthView: Understanding risk behaviours for meningococcal meningitis among young people
While meningococcal meningitis is relatively uncommon, it is unpredictable, may progress very rapidly and can lead to death in as little as 24 hours from the first symptoms.(1,2)
Although only a few of those exposed to the bacteria will actually develop disease, adolescents and young adults are more likely than any other age group to carry the bacteria without showing symptoms, with carriage rates peaking in 19 year olds with almost 1 in 4 (24%) carrying.(3)