European Union of Private Hospitals

October 2018 – Economics matters!

During the last edition of the European Health Forum in Gastein, interesting questions were debated. One plenary session was specifically dedicated to investment. We know that strategic investments in health are required but shouldn´t we also discuss return on invested capital (ROIC)? The first benefit concerns clearly the patient, patient satisfaction with care delivered by attentive health professionals. The second one must be economic adaptation and how to provide quality care at a reasonable cost in all EU Member States while respecting budget limitations. The answer to this complex question is the private sector specificity, limiting unnecessary costs by managing a talented workforce and offering modern treatment solutions. Our challenge is to concretize the framework presented in Gastein, transforming the idea into a reality accessible to all European Citizens.

Dr Paul Garassus
President of UEHP

Read the full October 2018 newsletter here


Previous newsletters

September 2018 –  Get stronger

July 2018 – United in performance

June 2018 – A strong private sector

May 2018 – Go green !

April 2018 – Performance and quality of care, European private hospitals are not “flying blind”

March 2018 – International Women’s Day Gender equity in healthcare management

February 2018 – Healthcare – Quality and patient-focused

November 2017 – Facts ! UEHP Factbook to attest the place of private hospitals in Europe

October 2017 – UEHP FACTBOOK ! Meeting at the EU Parliament for its official presentation!

June 2017 – So hot! But Private Hospitals at work during summer time

May 2017 – A green and sustainable future

April 2017 – From Rome to all European Citizens

March 2017 – International Women’s Day – UEHP Ladies first!

February 2017 – A wide, wide Europe

January 2017 – Happy new year?

December 2016 – A full partner of change

October 2016 – “Smart Hospitals” Challenge the future : how UEHP is driving the chang