What is patient population?
A patient population is a collection of individuals living with certain illnesses and conditions. Demographic and geographic features help determine patient populations. Healthcare providers can look at patient populations across regional, national and global areas.
Why are patient populations important to healthcare?
Patient populations are important because they indicate which groups of patients may benefit from new treatments or specialized care. Patient populations can also help determine which services healthcare organizations should focus on. Additionally, patient population can provide valuable information about the patients being cared for, helping healthcare organizations form meaningful relationships with patients.