Supply of hospital services: comparative analysis of the situation in EU countries

Magdalena Anna Kludacz-Alessandri


The availability of medical services depends, in great measure, on the amount of material resources in a country’s healthcare system. Particularly important is the widespread availability of healthcare facilities. This affects many important aspects of life (the state of public health, mortality, living standards) and the social development of the country. Access to medical services differs across Europe. Differences in funding and reimbursement systems can create barriers for the adoption of innovative medical technology, new hospitals and equipment. The aim of this study is to analyse the availability of medical services in selected EU countries, and especially to present the state of the physical resources in EU hospitals in the years 2001-2013. Particular attention is paid to the amount and structure of the hospitals, as well as the number and structure of the hospital beds. Two indicators are analysed to measure the capacity of the European hospitals: the length of stay for curative and inpatient care; and the occupancy rate for curative care beds. The problem of the availability of medical services in the EU countries in this analysis is shown against the background of the average for the EU
Author Magdalena Anna Kludacz-Alessandri (CESS)
Magdalena Anna Kludacz-Alessandri,,
- College of Economics and Social Sciences
Journal seriesEconomic and law paradigm of modern society, ISSN 2414-0414
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in Englishavailability of medical services, hospitals, number of hospital beds, length of stay for inpatient care, occupancy rate
Languageen angielski
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