Jun 14, 2021

Improving the Quality of HealthCare in Europe Developing Countries

 

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Health systems are responsible for providing the service that treats the health of individuals and their communities. These include the care provided by hospitals and clinics and the health workforce.

Healthcare in Europe stands among the best in the world in terms of quality and cost. It is usually provided with a wide range of options for citizens. Most European countries have top-class private health insurance companies that cover almost every need of a patient considering their choice of package.

For people who cannot afford private health insurance, government subsidies or public health insurance (which costs much less) are available. All European Countries offer their citizens a Health Insurance Card which can be used in all other European countries so even if an individual is on the move, he can receive utmost medical treatment.

There are still many European countries, which are in the developing process and lack in providing high standard services but there are always ways to improve. In order to efficiently achieve the goals and match the standards of developed countries, they should consider working on their policies.

The target of every country, what we mean by efficiency, is to provide higher quality care for less cost. In many struggling European countries, new health technologies are being continuously introduced for the betterment of health systems.

Now improving a healthcare system could be on both macro and micro levels, depending on what kind of change it requires.

The foremost step would be to collect and analyze the patients’ data. When you analyze the patient population, the areas for improvement would be clear to you. After analyzing, they should prioritize working on those areas and set goals.

Patients must have access to the right type of care at the time of need. This can only be achieved if an effective team of qualified members from different backgrounds is working together. Like any other organization, the team should include a senior leader, a clinical expert, and a project manager to keep a check on day-to-day tasks.

In recent Covid-19 times, we have witnessed how developing European countries have struggled badly. According to OECDiLibrary, over 7 million people were infected and 220,000 died from the virus across European countries. Developed countries with better facilities acted quickly to reduce the spread with rapid testing, tracking, and tracing strategies. But many other nations were left hopeless as hospitals got jam-packed during the peak pandemic. Those countries should take this as a lesson and should improve their healthcare systems by making tactical policies.

Another factor is the budgetary restrictions from the government. Unfortunately, many countries still face this issue and it affects the reason why quality standards are not provided like everywhere else.

A successful health system doesn’t include only the hospitals, doctors, clinics, health insurance, but all the organizations involved like ministry, financing services, non-profit organizations, professional associations, private or local providers, and foundations work together as a team in order to promote the system. Everyone involved must accept their responsibility and act properly for a goal of betterment.

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