Overview of Turkey’s economics Coming from an impressive economic growth of 11% in 2011, Tukey’s economic growth has slowed down and levelled off around 3% in recent years. According to GDP, Turkey currently has the 17th largest economy in the world, ranking alongside nations such as the Netherlands and Indonesia. Based on GDP/capita, it ranks […]
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Belgium’s National Healthcare Insurance Fund: How is a public insurance fund organized in order to provide for 99% of the population?
Belgium has a strong government-led socially-inclusive benefits and welfare program, with an extensive national healthcare insurance scheme, providing coverage to 99% of the population. Its national insurance fund pays close to 70% of the drugs used in its healthcare provisions, and together with other government funds and grants, the public-sector finances close to 80% of […]
Under the Chilean healthcare system the purchase of health insurance is mandatory and there are 2 main service providers: Fonasa – public plans Isapres -private plans Health insurance is funded through a 7% tax that is levied on the wages of salaried employees. These funds are put into an account with which the employee can […]
Poland has a sturdy track record as a liberal and sound business partner, and currently holds the 6th largest economy in the European Union. From 2014 onwards, Poland has enjoyed a strong GDP growth of near to -or above- 3% annually. Forecasts predict it will continue with this performance. Consumer spending was a principal driver for […]
Communicable diseases such as Hepatitis, Influenza, Syphilis, Rubella and Mumps, amongst others, are a constant threat as they re-emerge periodically in both developed as well as developing nations. Along with these existing burdens to a healthy society, the world is experiencing a rise of new communicable illnesses as well (along with evolutions in known viral […]
Gatekeeping in a healthcare system is a mechanism of care referral where the GP is the first point of contact in the patient’s care path. The patient relies on the GP to refer him or her to a specialist, laboratory, hospital care, or any other form of secondary care. This blog article considers the pros […]
The healthcare system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (as it is officially known) is one of the main sectors of focus in the government’s plan to further expand and diversify the country’s economy. As such, it represents a large and expanding market with a yearly budget allocation that is continuously increasing and has more […]
As is the case with many countries today, Argentina is currently facing some familiar challenges in terms of healthcare. This blog article, by Ritza Suazo, provides insight in the longer term effect of recent reforms in healthcare.
Argentina is a federal constitutional republic with twenty-three provinces and an autonomous city (i.e. Buenos Aires). While the provinces are administratively divided into departments and municipalities, Buenos Aires is administered through a number of “communes”. Provinces in Argentina enjoy a high amount of autonomy (e.g. they organize their own local governments, and they own and […]
Colombia provides a universal medical system known as the “General System of Social Security in Health” or “Sistema General de Seguridad Social en Salud (SGSSS)” which covers about 97 percent of the population.