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Health services as a part of national economy (till Trend of macroeconomic and health indicators)

Náhled: Health services as a part of national economy (till Trend of macroeconomic and health indicators)

ISSN: 1801-545X
Pages: cca 70 pages
Since 2004 in Czech-English version.

The aim of the publication is to present information on the economic situation in health care and its trends, in the form of time series, in context with the development of the overall economic environment, and to provide it to health professionals as well as to the wide public. The present issue contains a digest of available economic information from various sources. Macroeconomic information from Czech Statistical Office, information on expenditure on health and on health insurance first of all from Ministry of Health, and from General Health Insurance Corporation. The area of health care providers is covered by Institute of Health Information and Statistics using data of the National Health Information System. Further data are obtained from State Institute for Drug Control and Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The basis for international comparison is the database OECD Health Data.

The publication has been published since 1998 under the title "Trend of macroeconomic and health indicators".

AKTUÁLNÍ INFORMACE (Topical Information)
This Topical information processes the data on out-of-pocket payments of respondents for health care in whole its extent, it means the dental care, care provided by GP and specialists, all other types of health care (incl. hospital care), payments for medicines (prescribed, non prescribed) and finally the costs for health aids. The highest were payments for prescribed and non prescribed medicines, for women the costs are higher than for men. About half of respondents spent amount higher than 150 CZK during the last 4 weeks.