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

22nd May 2016 / Economic policy / Health Care

WHO World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGs. Czech Republic: Healthy life expectancy at birth is 69.4 years

Published every year since 2005, WHO’s “World Health Statistics” is the source of information on the health of the world’s people. It contains data from 194 countries on a range of mortality, disease and health system indicators, including life expectancy, illness and death from key diseases, health services and treatments, financial investment in health, and risk factors and behaviours that affect health. As for the Czech Republic, the 2016 WHO report shows...    
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16th November 2015 / Economic policy / Health Care

OECD: Health at a Glance 2015: CR good at access to care, needs to improve public health, prevention programmes

OECD's Health at a Glance 2015 report, published on 4 November, shows that overall health expenditure continues to grow slowly in many OECD countries in line with GDP growth...Read the press release. The report says that the Czech Republic spends much less on health and is achieving good results ...
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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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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic