Czech Healthcare System Far Friendlier to Patients
Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) survey found the Czech health care system to
have become much more patient-friendly than last year. The Czech Republic
placed 15th out of 29 countries (the 27 EU member states, plus Switzerland and
Norway), compared to 2006, when it ranked 22nd out of 26 countries. The Czech Republic received 612 points, finishing
closely behind Estonia, Cyprus and Spain and ahead of Ireland, Britain and
Italy. Austria with 806 points out of 1,000 placed first, while Latvia (435
points) was at the bottomof the list of assessed countries.
The survey, which seeks to assess patient satisfaction with health care, also focuses on issues such as access to information, waiting time for treatment, as well as results.
For further information, please visit: http://www.ceskenoviny.cz