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PORTUGAL

Private hospitals reinforce their position in the Portuguese Health System

Data by the National Statistics Institute (INE) confirm that private hospitals are already in majority

On the occasion of World Health Day - April 7 – the INE presents the annual publication of Health Statistics for the period 2005-2015, which allows us to conclude that, for the first time in the history of the Portuguese Health System, hospitals with private management (115) represent the majority of inpatient health facilities.
 

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PORTUGAL

APHP Member of the Board of The Confederation of Portuguese Industry

On 10th February 2017, the President of the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP), Oscar Gaspar, was today elected Member of the Board of CIP (The Confederation of Portuguese Industry) and Vice-president of the General Council of that Confederation.

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Austria

Cybercrime attacks on hospitals

Targeted hacker attacks on critical infrastructure - including medical devices in hospitals - are causing IT experts more and more concern.

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FRANCE

FHP action: funding measures for private non-profit health institutions cancelled! 

The Council of State has condemned the French State and cancelled orders fixing the funding rates for private non-profit healthcare institutions for the years 2015 and 2016.

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GERMANY

How to define quality?

The Ministry of Health has launched in 2015 the Institute for quality assurance and transparency in healthcare (IQTIG), which goal is to develop scientific stable quality indicators to compare the quality of medical treatment between hospitals, physicians and nursing homes. Hospitals have to provide annual data for public reporting.

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SPAIN

First prophylactic gastrectomy with robotic support in the world

The General Surgery Service of the private hospital HM Sanchinarro in Madrid, directed by Dr Yolanda Quijano and Dr Emilio Vicente, have performed two prophylactic gastrectomies with robotic support on September 7. 2016.

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FRANCE

Clinique St. Pierre (Perpignan) implants the first leadless intracardiac pacemaker

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SPAIN

A European giant is born!

The Spanish largest private hospital group Quironsalud has been acquired by the German group Fresenius Helios, the largest private hospital group in Germany.

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ITALY

Earthquake: Italian private clinics show solidarity

As a result of the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy at the end of October, Aiop Lazio, representing 106 clinics, was activated in order to provide quick assistance to populations affected by the earthquake.

 

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SPAIN

FNCP became ASPE

The Spanish Private Health Alliance- ASPE, born last May 2016, through the merger by absorption of the National Confederation of Private Clinics and Hospitals, CNCHP, by the Spanish Federation of Private Clinics, FNCP.

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France

What is reasonable profit?

Within the meaning of European law, health-care services are recognized as a service of general economic interest (SGEI). In order to bring France in line with EU law, the French government plans on implementing a decree for the end of 2016 to regulate reasonable profit' for public and private hospitals.

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SWITZERLAND

A study sheds light on cross-subsidising of hospitals in Switzerland

SEPTEMBER 2016. A study carried out by the University of Basel shows the extent of the potential damage of the inadequate cantonal governance of hospital funding

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GERMANY

The German Association of Private Clinics is suing the District of Calw for subsidising a local hospital

JUNE 2016. The BDPK (German Association of Private Clinics) is suing the District of Calw for subsidising local clinics with taxpayers' money.

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