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.

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2nd October 2015 / Economic policy / Health Care

Economic Policy: OECD: Healthcare costs unsustainable in advanced economies without reform

OECD published their report Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems: Bridging Health and Finance Perspectives on 24 September, finding that going over budget on health spending remains endemic in most OECD countries. Maintaining today’s healthcare, and funding future medical advances, will be diff...
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1st October 2015 / Economic policy / Health Care

Economic Policy: WHO: Number of people over 60 years set to double by 2050; major societal changes required

On 30 September the World Health Organization published their World report on ageing and health 2015. Contrary to widespread assumptions, the report finds that there is very little evidence that the added years of life are being experienced in better health than was the case for previous generatio...
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22nd July 2015 / Economic policy / Health Care

Economic Policy: EU's and Czech population ageing fast

Currently available data on fertility released by the Czech Ministry of Health show there are around 43 newborns per 1,000 women. This is a significant fall compared with 1990 and the trend is ever stronger. "We are producing more and more things and less and less children," demographer Tomáš Fial...
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic