Health Reforms in South-East Europe

Health Reforms in South-East Europe

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Overview

Health Reforms in South-East Europe by W. Bartlett

Over the last two decades the countries of South East Europe have engaged in far-reaching reforms of their health systems. However, overviews of reform efforts in this part of Europe have been sorely lacking. This book addresses this shortage through the analysis of key aspects of health reforms and health workforce mobility in South East Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230300033
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/24/2012
Series: New Perspectives on South-East Europe
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

RANISLAVKA ANDRI? Head of the Department of Planning and Analysis, Health Insurance Fund of Montenegro
JAKOB CEGLAR Advisor to the General Director of the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia
ALEKSANDAR D AKULA Research Fellow, Department for Social Medicine and Health Care Organization, Andrija tampar School of Public Health, Medical School, University of Zagreb, Croatia
GEORGE BOULTON Independent consultant on international health policy, planning, financing and management
REINHARD BUSSE Professor of Health Care Management, Berlin University of Technology and Associate Head for Research Policy, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Germany
ANTONIYA DIMOVA Associate Professor, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria
DONCHO DONEV Professor of Social Medicine and Director of the Institute of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine in Skopje, Macedonia
MILA GEORGIEVA Assistant Professor, Department of Health Economics and Management, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria, and Head of the Department of International Programmes, Analysis and Planning, University Hospital St. Marina, Varna, Bulgaria
IVAN JEKIC Hospital manager and health service management consultant based in Belgrade
VESNA JURE A Professor of School Medicine, Head of the Department of Social Medicine and Organization of Health Care and Vice-Dean for New Graduate Programmes, Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
DRA EN JURKOVI? State Secretary, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Croatia, and Epidemiologist, Institute of Public Health, Lika-Senj county, Croatia
MILICA KATI? Professor of Family Medicine and Head of the Department of Family Medicine, Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
ANNETTE KATRAVA Hospital manager, health service management consultant and consultant in quality management and accreditation in health care, based in Belgrade
NICHOLAS KOUMPIS international consultant specializing in project management, procurement and biomedical engineering in the health sector
VLADIMIR LAZAREVIK Researcher, Institute of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine in Skopje, Macedonia
JELENA MARINKOVI? Professor of Medical Statistics, Institute of Medical Statistics and Informatics School of Medicine, Belgrade University, Republic of Serbia
DORJAN MARU I? Minister of Health, Slovenia
MIROSLAV MASTILICA Associate Professor, Department of Medical Sociology and Health Economics, Andrija tampar School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
TANJA MATE Consultant to the general manager of the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia
ALEKSANDAR MILOJKOVIC Physician and health service management consultant based in Belgrade
EMANUELA MOUTAFOVA Professor and Head of the Department of Health Economics and Management, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria
MIROSLAV OBROVACKI Manager and health service management consultant based in Serbia
DIANA OGNYANOVA Research Fellow, Department of Health Care Management, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
?UR?ICA OSTOJI? Responsible for monitoring the implementation of compulsory health insurance at the Health Insurance Fund of Montenegro.
MIROSLAV POPOV ( ) was Professor, Department of Health Care Economics and Management, Varna University of Medicine, Bulgaria
VALENTINA PREVOLNIK RUPEL Advisor to the Minister of Health of Slovenia and Lecturer, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Primorska, Slovenia
MARIA ROHOVA Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Health Care Economics and Management, Varna University of Medicine, Bulgaria
SILVIA GABRIELA SCINTEE Public Health and Health Management Consultant and General Deputy Director, National School of Public Health, Management and Professional Development, Bucharest, Romania
SNE ANA SIMI? Professor of Social Medicine, Institute of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Belgrade University, Republic of Serbia
SELMA OGORI? Assistant Professor in Public Health, Andrija tampar School of Public Health, Medical School, University of Zagreb, Croatia, and Coordinator of the Croatian Healthy Cities and Counties Network, Croatia
CRISTIAN VLADESCU Professor in Public Health and Management, University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Victor Babes' Timisoara and General Director, National School of Public Health, Management and Professional Development, Bucharest, Romania
LUKA VON?INA Head of the Department for Drugs and Medical Products, Croatian Institute for Health Insurance, Croatia

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures vii

Foreword x

Preface and Acknowledgements xii

Notes on Contributors xiii

Part I Introduction

1 Health Reforms in South East Europe: An Introduction Will Bartlett Jadranka Bozikov Bernd Rechel 3

Part II Current Issues in Health Reforms

2 Health Reforms in Croatia from the User Perspective Miroslav Mastilica 31

3 Health Reform in Bulgaria Antoniya Dimova Maria Rohova Miroslav Popov Bernd Rechel 49

4 Decentralization in Croatia's Health System Aleksandar Dzakula Selma Šogoric Luka Voncina 64

5 Health Workforce Mobility and Policy Responses in South East Europe Diana Ognyanova Reinhard Busse 76

Part III Primary Health Care Reforms

6 Primary Health Care Reform in Serbia: Driven by Whom? Snezana Simic Jelena Marinkovic George Boulton 105

7 Primary Health Care in Romania after 20 Years of Reforms Silvia Gabriela Scîntee Cristian Vladescu 130

Part IV Governance and Management of Hospitals

8 The Public Hospital System in Macedonia Vladimir Lazarevik Doncho Donev 147

9 Hospital Infrastructure Development in Serbia: Modernizing the Four University Clinical Centres Ivan M. Jekic Annette Katrava George Boulton Nicolas Koumpis Miroslav Obrovacki Aleksandar Milojkovic 160

10 Hospital Performance Measurement in Bulgaria Mila Georgieva Emanuella Moutafova 179

Part V Health Finance Reforms

11 The Combined Way of Paying Family Medicine in Croatia Milica Katic Drazen Jurkovic Vesna Jureša 193

12 Reforms of the Organization and Financing of Primary Health Care in Montenegro Durdica Ostojic Ranislavka Andric 207

13 The National Tender for Prospective Programmes in Slovenia Valentina Prevolnik Rupel Dorjan Marušic Jakob Ceglar Tanja Mate 218

Part VI Conclusions

14 Lessons from Two Decades of Health Reforms in South East Europe Bernd Rechel Jadranka Bozikov Will Bartlett 229

Index 240

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