Public & private cooperation
Most countries in Europe have evolved to a mixed system with 2 or 3 types of hospitals: public, private not-for profit and private for profit hospitals.
Hospital managers in the different countries throughout Europe each have their own experiences with public and private activities. Private hospitals are often obliged to take part in the public service while public hospitals are trying to develop private activities to remain within their budget.
Hospital managers also come under different pressures, from financial constraints to external accountability.
Therefore benchmarking could prove extremely useful for hospital managers. It would be interesting for hospital managers to benchmark the different possibilities for organising the current and future delivery of care in their hospitals.
What are the differences (and impact) on the level of quality, equity, budget etc? What is the best solution for the patient? Is outsourcing of specific activities in public hospitals a good solution? What is the best evolution for organising healthcare given the financial crisis? What is the impact of the financial crisis on the working conditions for private and public hospitals?
- Articles in Hospital
- Seminar 2009
The Subcommittee European Affairs is preparing a position paper for our Executive Committee.