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Portuguese private health establishments sign protocol with 70 patient’s associations to improve access to care

NOVEMBER 2020 – On Wednesday November 11th, the members of the National Strategic Health Council of CIP and 70 Patient Associations signed a Document of Understanding that establishes measures to guarantee and improve the access of patients to care.

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Oscar Gaspar elected Vice President of BusinessEurope

JUNE 2020 – Oscar Gaspar, President of APHP and Vice President of the Executive Committee of CIP was elected Vice President of BusinessEurope for a one-year term with effect from 1 July.

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The private hospital sector is an increasingly relevant component of the Portuguese Health System

APRIL 2020 – In its usual publication on the World Health Day (April 7), the Portuguese Statistics Institute (INE) published the most up-to-date data on the established capacity and the activity carried out by the country’s health system. Information from the INE reveals that there is a greater number of private hospitals and there is an increase in the activity of private hospitals in all areas.

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APHP in the leadership of Medical Tourism

JANUARY 2020 – The Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP), Health Cluster Portugal (HCP) and the public agencies Turismo de Portugal (the national tourist Board) and the Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency (AICEP) signed, on 18 December, a protocol of Cooperation to internationally promote medical tourism in Portugal.

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AIOP Giovani delegation makes a study tour in Portugal

NOVEMBER 2019 – On the occasion of the 16th Study Tour (October 22-26, 2019), the AIOP Giovani delegation visited Portugal, where it met with local healthcare directors and visited state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in the capital of Lisbon.

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APHP co-founder of the Institute for Evidence-Based Health

SEPTEMBER 2019. The new Institute for Evidence-Based Health (ISBE), presented on September 12 at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, has APHP as founding partner, together with the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon, the Portuguese Pharmaceutical Industry Association (APIFARMA), the National Pharmacy Association (ANF) and the “Health in Dialogue” Platform.

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Iberian Summit of Private Hospitals

JULY 2019. APHP and ASPE challenge Portugal and Spain to put the capacity of private hospitals at the service of the citizens. During the 2nd Iberian Summit of Private Hospitals, which took place on 30 May in Lisbon, the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP) and the Spanish Private Health Alliance (ASPE), representing the private hospitals of Portugal and Spain, presented 12 demands for the health sector.

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HPA health group / Algarve – Alentejo – Madeira

JULY 2019. We have extensive experience in the medical care needed by our tourists, both Portuguese and foreign tourists, as all our units are located in touristic regions: the Algarve, Coastal Region of the Alentejo and the Island of Madeira.

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Pact with Ministry of Economy recognizes the importance and dynamism of the private health sector in Portugal

APRIL 2019. At the end of March, a Pact for Competitiveness and Internationalization was signed between Health Cluster Portugal (HCP) and the Portuguese Ministry of Health – This Pact recognizes the current and future strategic contribution of the health sector to the Portuguese economy.

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ADSE makes its relationship with private hospitals in Portugal unsustainable

MARCH 2019. The Portuguese health system is mixed. In terms of organization and provision, there is a national health service (Beveridge-inspired) and a private sector which has shown high dynamism in recent years, with private hospitals now accounting for about one third of the hospital capacity of the system (in terms of beds, specialty consultations, surgeries, etc.). On the demand side (patients) the system is also mixed since about 40% of the Portuguese have health coverage beyond the NHS: such as private insurance (personal or professional) or health subsystems for certain companies or specific sectors.

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APHP goes to Brazil

NOVEMBER 2018. Oscar Gaspar, president of the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP), participated in two important health events in Brazil.

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Portuguese patients say that private hospitals are better

OCTOBER 2018. On a scale of zero to ten, public hospitals score 5.7, while private hospitals have an overall satisfaction score of 7.5.

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APHP (Portuguese association private hospitals) Portuguese citizens increasingly prefer private hospitals

JUNE 2018. Following the usual publication of the National Institute of Statistics (INE) for World Health Day (April 7th ) the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP) proudly highlights the significant and growing contribution of private hospitals to the Portuguese Health System and perceives it as a clear sign of the preference of Portuguese citizens.

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Insight into the state of Portugal’s healthcare system

APRIL 2018. Interview with Oscar Gaspar – President, Portuguese Association of Private Hospitalization and Vice-President, Confederation of Portuguese Industry (CIP)

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Private hospitals reinforce their position in the Portuguese Health System

APRIL 2017. Data by the National Statistics Institute (INE) confirm that private hospitals are already in majority.

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APHP Member of the Board of The Confederation of Portuguese Industry

FEBRUARY 2017. 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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