The Danish government has set out plans to increase its use of the private hospital sector. Those plans will see for-profit operators allowed to treat publicly-funded patients more, but also include significant tariff cuts.
Private medical insurance (PMI) plans are on the increase in the Nordic nations, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Longer public health waiting times and incentives in employment contracts are the main reasons. HBI investigates.
Ambea Group, a major quoted Scandinavian care provider, has been actively buying social care companies in Denmark. We look at why Ambea has been buying in a country which has a history of hostility to for-profit health care and now has a leftist, Social Democrat government.
Clinisys claims to have created the world’s largest player in lab information management and lab order comms and results software with a three-way merger which creates a platform across diagnostics and environmental tests. So how does CEO, Michael Simpson, see software changing the sector over the next 3-5 years? And what does an independent consultant with many years experience in the field think about the sector and its growth?
Australia-based listed fertility specialist Virtus Health, which also has a footprint in Ireland, Denmark, the UK and Singapore, is the subject of a takeover bid. HBI speaks to an operator source to find out more about the prospects of one of the largest international fertility groups delisting.
Adult social care, a major sector in the UK and Nordics in particular, has traditionally been dominated by the not-for-profit sector in Europe. In this week's infographic, we look at the for-profit, not-for-profit/public split across select countries in Europe.