Quality of National Healthcare Systems in Visegrad Group Countries Compared to Selected EU Countries
AbstractThe quality of national healthcare systems in Visegrad Group countries (G4), was analyzed based on data obtained from Eurostat, WHO, and Health Consumer Powerhouse for 2004 and 2012 and compared to selected EU countries. The non-parametric DEA method was applied to analyze efficiency and the standardized result of the Euro Health Consumer Index was employed to analyze effectiveness. Relying on these two measures, the performance of national healthcare systems was assessed by means of the “modified” Pareto ordering. An index which takes into account 4 dimensions: efficiency , effectiveness, patients' satisfaction and social welfare growth was proposed for system quality assessment. In the analyzed period, the performance of social healthcare systems in G4 countries increased the most in Slovakia (by 23 percentage points), Hungary (21 points) and the Czech Republic (8 points). In Poland the system performance decreased by 1 percentage point. The quality of healthcare systems in G4 countries is higher than in Portugal and Spain and comparable to the system quality in the United Kingdom and Germany when we treat each dimension equally. When the quality of the system is measured from patients’ point of view (performance and patients’ satisfaction weigh more), G4 countries offer a significantly lower quality of healthcare systems.
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|Book||Hronova Stanislava, Ptackova Veronika, Safr Karel, Vltavska Kristyna (eds.): Applications of Mathematics and Statistics in Economics 2018, Conference Proceedings. Full text papers, 2018, University of Economics, Prague, Oeconomica Publishing House, ISBN 9788024522777, 360 p.|
|Keywords in English||healthcare system, quality, DEA, EHCI (Euro Health Consumer Index)|
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