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

13th July 2018 / Economic policy / Health Care

The Economist Intelligence Unit: Optimising Czech Healthcare: Completing the transition

According to the report published by The Economist Intellligence Unit in June 2018, the overall system of healthcare delivery needs modernisation, with an excess of investment in hospital care rather than in primary care, a looming shortage of general practitioners and an underdeveloped electronic healthcare (e-healthcare) infrastructure driving the need for structural changes. These factors, combined with a lack of sufficient political will for reforming the system, have hobbled policymakers in the past and will present a key test for the country’s government. 
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29th June 2018 / Economic policy / Health Care

W.Stacey, AmCham CZ: "We need a system driven by incentives that fulfill our goal, which is to have the highest number of days in our lives without illness, injury or rehabilitation."

The Czech population is aging. An older population requires more health care; an older population also reduces the ratio of employees (who contribute health care taxes) to the total number of users of health care. Most experts predict that the gap between costs of the system and its funds will continue to widen. This gap is one of the greatest threats to a stable economy. Yet, we have not been able to solve this problem, because a political myth prevents us from seeing the system clearly.
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13th June 2018 / Economic policy / Health Care

Invitation: Healthcare 2.0: How do UK economists view Czech health care?

Healthcare 2.0 initiative invites to a panel discussion, which will take place on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 3 pm in the NHÚ AV ČR building, Politických vězňů 7, Praha 1, 2nd floor, room no. 7. 
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic