Eastern European Member States present results inferior to EU mean value in life expectancy and health data evaluation. Not only curative care is necessary to improve and to reach international standards, but preventive medicine, population information, and patient orientation are necessary for a global performance. EU solidarity, a key word, requires new paradigms.
First, breaking payment silos currently limiting the coordination of actors, we must propose initiatives able to assess global performance. Second, developing preventive medicine, health education and cooperation with primary care and with all the professionals involved in this challenge. Third, contributing to sustainability by offering relevant cost-effective solutions. As private providers, we are engaged to demonstrate positive and efficient management.
Solidarity in the EU requires to diffuse best practices and to base solutions according to HTA, as recently reiterated by the Croatian Health Minister currently in charge of the European Presidency. UEHP welcomes the new year and extends its best wishes for all European citizens well-being.Dr Paul Garassus
President of UEHP