Economic policy / Health Care

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

Spotlight issue

28th July 2017 / Economic policy / Health Care

OECD Obesity Update 2017: Obesity rates are expected to increase further

Despite policies put in place in OECD countries for a number of years, the number of 15-year-olds who report to be overweight or obese has steadily increased since 2000 in the majority of countries. OECD projections show a steady increase in obesity rates until at least 2030.
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30th March 2017 / Economic policy / Health Care

Quality and efficiency measurement - the must for quality health care procurement

On March 30 about 150 representatives of hospitals, public sector institutions, companies and healthcare professionals met at the Health Care Conference: How much courage do we need for good quality public procurement? held under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance.
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13th March 2017 / Economic policy / Health Care

P. Vepřek Healthcare 2.0: Why we need to complete the reform of our healthcare system

Our healthcare system begun transformation from state central control and command system into regulated market with citizens as customers some 25 years ago. This process was not completed so far and our current system concentrates defects of both systems, says MUDr. Pavel Vapřek, heading the Initiative Healthcare 2.0.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic