Heinz Kölking Vice-President EAHM Wi th the evolution of the European Union, we are witnessing a parallel, multidimensional process of structural change which has impeded the creation of a shared Europe. The failure of efforts to establish a European constitution and mounting scepticism among citizens about the direction in which the Union...
Meeting of the Board of the EAHM in Krakow (Poland) The first meeting of the year of the EAHM Board took place at the beginning of June in Krakow, in Poland. The delegates were happy, not only to be able admire this magnificent town in fine weather, but also to participate in the festivities of its 750th anniversary. On 5 June 1257, Krakow’s Act of Location was declared....
Book Review: “Trends in EU Healthcare Systems” Interview with the author Prof. Win De Gooijer (E-)Hospital interviewed Prof. De Gooijer on the main findings of his book: What are the implications of the changing social context for healthcare systems in the EU? The neo-liberal course that the international political economy has taken since the
Compare Your Establishment with the European Competition! Dear Hospital Managers, Would you like to compare your establishment with others, in your country or elsewhere in Europe? Would you like to know what decision- making structures are like in neighbouring hospitals, how the purchasing procedure is organised, what information systems are already in place, in which area investment...
Public Health Threats Today The first epidemiological report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) identifies antimicrobial resistance as the most serious public health threat facing Europe. The Stockholm-based agency warns that “if the present rapid negative development is not halted, mankind will soon lose one of its most important weapons against...
Germany Hospitals Compare Therapeutic Results The latest edition of the report on the quality of German hospitals reveals profound changes: the latest edition shows for the first time the data resulting from the guarantee of external quality for every hospital. In future, hospitals will present the quality of specific treatments in relation to other establishments and will deliver important...
Contact Address: Dr. Norbert Rose Director of the Department of Quality Management Specialist in General Medicine, Medical Quality Manager, EOQ Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, CH - 9007 Switzerland Email: [email protected] For references, please contact: [email protected] The St.
Author: Dr. -Ing. Andreas Wittmann University of Wuppertal Fachbereich D – Sicherheitstechnik Occupational Safety and Health (Head of Department: Director: Prof. F. Hofmann) Wuppertal, Germany E-mail: [email protected] For references, please contact: [email protected] Uniform European rules are in place to regulate the key elements of occupational...
Author: Dr. Thomas Ulmer, Member of the European Parliament Email: [email protected] URL: www.thomasulmer.eu In 2005 the European Commission introduced a proposal to amend the medical devices directive and thereby signalled its intention to boost competitiveness in the European medical devices sector. The purpose of the
Author: Anjali Joseph , Ph.D . Director of Research, The Center for Health Design Email: [email protected] For references, please contact: [email protected] A visit to a hospital can be risky, even dangerous for your health. Hospital-acquired infections or nosocomial infections affect 1 in 10
Authors: Kristof Eeckloo, LLM, (corresponding author) Doctoral researcher Luc Delesie , CE, MS, PhD, Professor Arthur Vleugels, MD, PhD, Director Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research Faculty of Medicine, K.U.Leuven,&nb
Authors: H. M. Hasselhorn , MD University of Wuppertal, FB D – Department of Safety Technology Wuppertal, Germany Email: [email protected] URL: www.next-study.net Peter Tackenberg , MSc N DBfK-Bundesverband Berlin, Germany
Authors: George Witte CEO/Medical Director, Rivierduinen The Netherlands, and Alan Yates Chief Executive Mersey Care. England For references, please contact: [email protected] In its recent consultation the European Union stated in its Green Paper on Mental Health that a model of service which integrates m
Author: Inger Kari Nerheim Managing Director,Division of Psychiatry Stavanger University Hospital,Norway Email: [email protected] - ‘Are you feeling sad?’ – ‘Do you know anybody who has these symptoms: withdraws from friends and family, is turning careless about personal appearance, lies awake at night, or stays in bed al
Author : R.C.Jenssen, Devereux Architects Ltd Award-Winning General Hospital with Integrated Mental Health Facilities The award-winning Queen Mary’s Hospital at Roehampton breaks new ground in the design of adult, mental health, in-patient facilities in the UK. Uniquely, it provides mental health facilities that are integrated within a community hospit...
Author: Karl Dalton Environmental Manager Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown,Dublin,Ireland Email: [email protected] For references, please contact: [email protected] Waste management is one of the biggest challenges for our society now and in the future. Since one of the main factors in economic
The state of Portuguese hospitals at the beginning of the decade made significant gaps apparent: quality control was absent, and there was no standardised information system to facilitate the control of the performance of managers and healthcare establishments. These managers did not have any effective incentives, or the autonomy necessary, especially in the area of managing human resources, to improve...
The Structure of Public Hospitals After significant reform carried out in 2002, public hospitals are divided into three categories: • Hospitals S.A.: public corporations with the state as the exclusive shareholder (under corporate law). They were created through the transformation of 34 public hospitals, chosen as mediumsized ones with a debt below 35% of total expenditure and having...