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 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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11th November 2016 / Economic policy / Health Care

ÚZIS: Health care and health in the Czech Republic - economic results of hospitals, data on individual fields of medicine

Hospitals’ costs totalled CZK 141.6bn in 2015, up 5.1% year-on-year. Personnel costs increased by 6.5% year-on-year and accounted for 46.3% of total costs in 2015.
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29th June 2016 / Economic policy / Health Care W.Stacey of AmCham CZ: "Our suggestion is that policy makers and the healthcare system focus on healthy life years of the Czech people rather than quarrelling about spending."

The executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic discusses measuring the impact that healthcare policy changes have on the healthy life years of Czechs. Furthermore, he identifies the Czech people as a most important asset which sets the nation apart from its neighbors.  
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic