This winter’s NHS crisis in the UK will pass the private hospital sector by with little effect say sources, though new entrants could benefit from desperate consumers, and the lack of reform.
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European politicians increasingly get the value of care which integrates social and acute or the holistic treatment of chronic diseases. They also want value healthcare models which reward operators for quality. Pilots are becoming larger and, in some cases, have been rolled out as long-term projects covering millions of people. There are plenty of opportunities for nimble private sector players. We look at what is happening across Europe.
January 17, 2018
None of the major shareholders in German’s largest psychiatry player Ameos will sell this year as the group relies on organic growth over privatisations to drive sales beyond €850m, says CEO Dr Axel Paeger.
January 10, 2018
Integrated care operator Optimedis, which is now active in the UK and the Netherlands as well as Germany, is getting a new round of financing and has also linked up with big diagnostic groups.
January 8, 2018
The president of Ukraine has just signed into law a series of healthcare reforms which introduce a clear framework that replaces a system which wrote annual cheques to public sector hospitals. The new system is likely to lead to the inclusion of the thriving private sector in publicly-funded healthcare delivery.
January 5, 2018
It’s more than five years since the Italian government, buckling under a national debt of around 125% of GDP, implemented Mario Monti’s austerity measures, described as one of the severest responses to the financial crisis in Europe at that time.
December 21, 2017
Times are tough in Italian healthcare and nowhere is the pain felt more acutely than in the private sector. Singled out by the 2012 National Spending Review, private operators of all types have seen five years of falling budgets. In the lab sector, they face a shrinking overall market and the difficulty of convincing public hospitals to outsource, says Trimboli, who runs a not-for-profit group in Lombardy.
December 20, 2017
Plans by the Romanian government to potentially restrict access to private healthcare services in the country could hit profits in the sector, industry insiders tell Healthcare Europa.
December 20, 2017
Reforms designed to overhaul universal health coverage in Argentina, which will also see the introduction of country-wide electronic health records, are meeting with strong union opposition. We speak to an Argentinian healthcare expert to find out more.
December 6, 2017
Failings in the Romanian public hospital sector are driving doctors out. We speak to industry insiders to find out why the financial crisis could be a disaster for public healthcare - and a boon for for-profit operators.